"Chagall: Love, War, and Exile"

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Courtesy the Jewish Museum
The Bride and Groom on Cock, 1939-1947, oil on canvas, 45 2/3 x 35 7/8 in.  Private collection.

This survey focuses on the work that Marc Chagall (1887–1985) produced in the 1930s and ’40s—a period during which he lived in Paris, then fled Nazi-occupied Europe for New York. The paintings on view show Chagall grappling with the rise of fascism, the outbreak of World War II and grief (his wife died in NYC), but also, toward the end of that period, expressing some of the joy for which his works are best known.

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