One of the twentieth century's most beloved painters, Marc Chagall is known for his lyrical works that are filled with

images of religion, childhood memories, and dreams. This

richly illustrated volume presents a cross-section of his

workchronologically arranged illustrations of some of his

most vibrant oil paintings, gouaches, and watercolors.

Accompanying these reproductions are essays that

illuminate Chagall's life, recount his experiences in Russia,

France, and later the United States, and examine the artistic

influence of the Western avant-garde on his work. Together

they celebrate an artist for whom painting was an expression

of love, life, and faith.