Marc Chagall (1887-1985) is without doubt one of the most significant painters and graphic artists of the 20th century. He was a Russian-born French painter, distinguished for his conjoining of influences from Russian icons, folk art and French modern art. His vivid imagery often drew on his Jewish roots and mixed folklore, myth and spirituality. As well as being a renowned painter, Chagall was a fervent innovator in other fields of the arts—in murals, stained glass windows and graphic art, mosaics, and, as demonstrated in this impressive volume, tapestries. Inspired by an offer to decorate the walls of the Israeli Parliament in 1962, Chagall embarked on a massive project, seeking to depict the history of the Jews in a triptych of tapestries. Taking three years to complete, its power and magnitude are testament to Chagall's collaboration with the weavers who painstakingly realised his vision. After this he launched into a long series of works with master-weaver Yvette Cauquil-Prince (who produced tapestries for Picasso, L