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.
- Marc Chagall
- America Windows
- France (Artist's nationality)
- Stained glass
- Signed, each pair, l.r.: "MArc ChAgAll/Reims/1977"
- 96 × 385 in. (244 × 978 cm) (overall)
- 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
- © 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris