Marc Chagall was born July 7, 1887, Vitsyebsk, Russia Saint Petersburg and, from 1910, in Paris, where he remained until 1914. Chagall lived in Saint Petersburg between 1915 and 1917, he directed the Art Academy in Vitsyebsk from 1918 to 1919.
A Russian-born French designer and painter separated from the rest by his surrealistic inventiveness. Without a doubt he is noted as one of the most significant painters of the 20th century. His works look at life in a way more relating to fantasy and draws on the resources of the unconscious. Chagall was inspired with much poetic related matter.
Chagall's many works represent vivid recollections of Russian-Jewish village scenes.
His use of color and form was derived partly from Russian expressionism and French cubism. Chagall's works combine recollection with folklore and fantasy.
Between 1925 and 1939 biblical themes characterize a series of works illustrating the Old Testament and the 12 stained glass windows in the Hadassah Hospital of the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem (1962).
Chagall also created many prints illustrating literary classics.
A canvas completed in 1964 covers the ceiling of the Opera in Paris, and two large murals (1966) hang in the lobby of the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.
In 1923 Marc Chagall moved to France where he would spend the remainder of his days except for a period that he resided in the United States from 1941 to 1948. He left us on March 28, 1985.
Category: Historical International Art