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Chagall Exhibit in Hungary

Marc Chagall is the first Jewish artist to have his paintings exhibited in a Communist country. A month-long Chagall exhibit at the Budapest Fine Arts Museum under the auspices of the Hungarian Cultural Ministry ended yesterday. Ms. Ida Chagall, the painter’s daughter, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency the exhibit was a complete success.

“Twenty-thousand visitors came the first day and some 8000 catalogues were sold,” she said. The paintings exhibited came from Ms. Chagall’s personal collection since Hungary had none of its own. Chagall works were shown a year ago in Rumania, but not with official backing.