By Jean Paul Crespelle

It is a vividly precise account of the existence and paintings of Marc Chagall, the most celebrated artists of our time. From his early efforts in Vitebsk, Russia, the place he was once born in 1887, to his present-day preeminence in France, the place he has made his domestic so much of his existence, each part of his lengthy and prolific occupation has been authoritatively coated during this soaking up new biography.

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Where his family and where he had decided, also He had instead, to One of his uncles, with whom he had spent owned a ship works which made barges for vacations in Vitebsk, While still an adolescent, Zadkine had met Chagall when the latter was a student in St. Petersburg. Both of them thought of nothing but Paris and plotted ways of getting there, as river traffic. they strolled together along the Dvina. In September, 1909, Zadkine, the older of the two, arrived in Paris, a Scottish tam on his head, a pipe in his mouth and Webknew only three ster's dictionary in his suitcase, since, although he words of French, he spoke excellent English.

Thus we see form photographs of a jaunty Chagall, clad in the classic uni- of Russian schoolboys: tunic, cape with gilt buttons, cap with gold braid. He was a no more and distinguished student at A JEWISH CHILDHOOD the college than at the heder, Andre Parinaud: to listened to anything I spent people, all my if we are to believe his confessions was always "I going on in a poor student, class. It all time looking, looking and through the physical I 5I and never went right past me. at the physical aspects saw their chemistry.

This rupture did not induce Soutine to change his attitude in the with any his critic work, work and who — him at all even EHe Faure. He refused spoke of as in the case of He quarreled those who admired least. to exhibit his slashed his canvases with a knife under the appalled eyes of Zborowsky. His horror of sickness to ridiculous cures which contributed to and old age led him damaging his health, CHAGALL 42 already threatened from adolescence by poorly treated syphilis aggravated by stomach ulcers.

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