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America Windows

Blue stained glass windows depicting angels, musicians, trees
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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Date:

1977

Artist:

Marc Chagall
French, born Vitebsk, Russia (present-day Belarus), 1887–1985

About this artwork

At the end of World War II, Marc Chagall sought new avenues for artistic experimentation and turned to the medium of stained glass, which allowed him to explore intense color on a monumental scale. Working with master stained-glass maker Charles Marq, he executed 86 windows across Europe, Israel, and the United States. America Windows presents an unusual secular theme in his oeuvre, merging symbols of American history, the Chicago skyline, and the arts; reading from left to right, the panels represent music, painting, literature, architecture, theater, and dance.

Chagall dedicated his work to Mayor Richard J. Daley, a great supporter of public art projects in the city, with whom he had worked on The Four Seasons mosaic at Chase Tower Plaza.

On View

Modern Art, Gallery 144

Artist

Marc Chagall

Title

America Windows

Origin

France

Date

1977

Medium

Stained glass

Inscriptions

Signed, each pair, l.r.: "MArc ChAgAll/Reims/1977"

Dimensions

96 × 385 in. (244 × 978 cm) (overall)

Credit Line

A gift of Marc Chagall, the City of Chicago, and the Auxiliary Board of The Art Institute of Chicago, commemorating the American Bicentennial in memory of Mayor Richard J. Daley

Reference Number

1977.938

Copyright

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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