Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)
Marc Chagall was of Jewish origin. He was born
Moishe Zakharovich Shagalov in Vitebsk, Russian
Empire (now in Belarus) and was the eldest of
His works contain the fantasy and dreams.
He studied at the Society of Art Supporters in
St. Petersburg and later went to Paris to join
the gathering of artists in the Montparnasse
Quarter. In 1914 he returned to Vitebsk and in
1915 he married. Chagall became an active
participant in the 1917 Russian Revolution
He moved to Moscow in 1920 and back to Paris in
1923. During World War II he fled to the United
Major works include "I and the Village" (1911),
"Green Violinist" (1923-24,), "The Birthday"
(1915), "Solitude" (1933, Tel-Aviv Museum).
Today, a Chagall painting can sell for more than
US$6 million. His work can be found all over the
world; at the Paris Opera, First National Bank,
Chicago, New York Metropolitan Opera House, and
the Notre-Dame de Reams France.
He died at the age of 98 and is buried in the
Saint Paul Town Cemetery, Saint-Paul de Vence
(near Nice), France.
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