The gallery only has room for thirty framed works, the drawers however are filled with at least 250 litho’s and 100 etchings. All of this is complemented by wood engravings and other graphic works. Approximately one thousand works, exclusively by Chagall.
This small building on the canal, near the Rijksmuseum, houses works of one of the greatest artists of the last century. The French/Russian Marc Chagall (1887-1985) belonged to the select group of leading artists that dominated the start of the 20th century, which included Picasso, Matisse and Malewich, and he developed into one of the greatest lithographers the world has ever seen. Pieter Zuidema concerns himself with research and documentation into his enormous body of work in the area of graphic art.
People descending down the inviting entrance of the Chagall-Galerie on number 32 Spiegelgracht, are overcome by a feeling of entering a different world. The dreamy atmosphere that dominates a large number of Chagall’s works becomes almost tangible when the gallery is no too busy with other visitors.
The entire collection belongs to the Wuyt-collection, which has been created thanks to the efforts of Pieter Zuidema and Willemien Uyterline. They started collecting Chagall’s etchings and litho’s in the sixties, as a resource for research purposes and in order to build a body of documentation of Chagall’s work. Research and documentation still form the core of the Chagall-Collection Wuyt.
Even though we are open more than forty hours weekly, because of our exhibitions and events elsewhere, we are often absent. But we live above the gallery and through prior contact, we can ensure that you will be helped.