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Historical Artist - Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)

Orthodox Jew, Marc Chagall studied in St. Petersburg and Paris before returning to his birthplace in Vitebsk, Russia at the beginning of World War I. He then joined the Knave of Diamond group, and joined their artistic confrontation of classicism in Moscow. Chagall was appointed Director of the Vitebsk Art School and also designed sets for the Jewish Theatre in Moscow. In 1992, Chagall moved to Paris and then immigrated to the United States at the beginning of World War II. There he continued his work in theatre, designing sets and costumes, as well as illustrating books and creating stained glass windows for public buildings such as the UN Building in New York, and the Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem. He forged a unique career in virtually every artistic medium, including paintings, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramics, tapestries and fine art prints. Chagall's haunting, exuberant, and poetic images have enjoyed universal appeal, and art critic Robert Hughes called him "the quintessential Jewish artist of the twentieth century." As a pioneer of modernism and one of the greatest figurative artists of the twentieth century, Marc Chagall achieved fame and fortune, and over the course of a long career created some of the best-known and most-loved paintings of our time. Chagall took inspiration from Belarusian folk-life, and portrayed many Biblical themes that reflected his Jewish heritage.

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