Arts and Culture

Shani Gilchrist

SOUTH CAROLINA INSIDER

 

From the mouth of a friend — Lecture on Marc Chagall with Vivian Jacobsen in Myrtle Beach

Posted 1/26/2013 5:09:00 PM

How often do you get to hear stories about one of the quintessential artists of the 20th century from one of his dear friends? Visitors will have the chance to do just that this week at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach.

Vivian R. Jacobson worked closely with Marc Chagall during the last 11 years of his life. That last decade of the Russian artist’s work was considered his most productive, as he was working as the last surviving European modernists. The eccentric man had seen some of the world’s great seismic shifts firsthand, including the Russian Revolution and the Nazi campaigns against modernist or “unpatriotic” art and literature.

In 2009 Jacobson published a memoir about the man behind the art titled Sharing Chagall: A Memoir. Since then she has traveled the world speaking about the artist, giving insight into his work, his life, and his writings. This is sure to be a fascinating event that will leave you thinking on the topic of life and art for days to come.

The lecture is at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 29 at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach. Seating is limited, so call (843) 238-2510 for reservations.