CHAGALL, MARC (Artist, 1887-1985).

AUCTION 1 | Thursday, November 14th, 1996 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art

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Lot 299

CHAGALL, MARC (Artist, 1887-1985).

Autograph letter signed, in Yiddish, on headed paper, “Criticism propels me to work ever harder.” Observes his Family name was Segal, however to avoid problems with military service his father changed the name to Chagall. Other family members took the name Shagalow. “Unfortunately I have no documentation to support this.” 1p., 4to

Vence: 23rd September, 1962

Est: $500 - $700
Important letter, discussing the history of the name Chagall.