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Biographical/Historical Information

The Russian-French artist Marc Zakharovich Chagall (1887-1985) was an early modernist, associated with several major artistic styles. He created paintings, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramic, tapestries, and fine art prints.

Edouard Roditi was born in France into an American family. He was educated in England, France, Germany, and in the United States. During WWII and shortly after he worked for a number of United States agencies. He was an author as well as a well established art critic and a translator. - Edouard Roditi died on May 10, 1992.

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Marc Chagall with art critic, Edouard Roditi : in front of Chagall’s 1957 lithograph, “Le clown musicien”, Leo Baeck Institute, F 3940.