The beautiful artwork on this Jewish New Year card is a reproduction of Le Chandelier (The Candlestick), 1962, originally painted by Marc Chagall. The original is included in the permanent collection of The Jewish Museum. Inside message reads: "May the coming year be filled with peace, renewal, and joy." Made in the USA.
Marc Chagall (French, b. Belorussia, 1887–1895), who blended Russian expressionism with French cubism, is considered one of the most important artists of the 20th century. Born to an Orthodox Jewish family, Chagall studied in Russia and later in Paris, melding Russian expressionism with French cubism. His distinctive treatment of spatial relationships, use of intense color, unique sense of stylized abstraction and humor earned him a welcome into the circles of both the Russian and European avant garde. Chagall’s dreamlike imagery, wrought in every medium from painting to stained glass, earned him a worldwide audience, great success and accolades from noted critics, such as Robert Hughes, who deemed Chagall “the quintessential Jewish artist of the twentieth century.”
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Box of 20 cards with envelopes
Cards measure 7" x 5"