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"The place of Marc Chagall (1889-1985) in the history of modern art is assured in part by his ability to merge elements of fantasy, folk-like imagery from his past, and his Jewish heritage into a coherent twentieth century visual style.

These combined elements function at many levels in The Bible Series: as history, prophecy, symbolism, interpretation and inspiration. Based on sacred texts of the Old Testament, Chagall's images refer to the historic struggle of mankind over generations, as exemplified in the history of the Jewish people."


Published version. Haggerty Musuem gallery guide entitled: "The Bible Illustrations of Marc Chagall" (1989). ©1989 Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University. Used with permission.