Chagall, Marc, Russian-French artist (1887-1985). Autograph letter signed.

Paris, [15] Nov. 1934.

4to. 1½ pp. With autograph envelope.


In Yiddish, to the German Jewish painter and engraver Hermann Struck (1876-1944) in Haifa, discussing Judaism, the fate of Jews in Palestine, and his nostalgia for his native land: "Tayerer H. Struck. Es fardrist unz woss mir hobn aych nisht gezehen in Pariz. Mir zainen giwen in Spanye [...]" (translation: "Dear Mr. Struck, We regret very much that we did not see you in Paris. We were in Spain at the time. I received your package with your work from Mr. Robinot's transport company these days to be sent to London as you wish. I put it back in the same condition as I had received it from Mrs Thomson. And now, how are you? Are you happy now that the number of German Jews has increased in the country? Has not the spirit become worse? What are you working on? I am also working, in addition to various other concerns, but I am suffering - because I cannot breathe the air of my own country and its people. There is a lack of respect. I am not talking about the Russians ... I am talking about the Jews. I think we were born too late. Earlier, we would probably have found great Jews who would have given me 'walls' on which to express artistic feelings. But we wait in vain. Kiss your wife, my family sends its best regards. My daughter will soon be married. Write from time to time and don't forget your devoted Marc Chagall").

With 2 small marginal flaws.

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