Marc Chagall was born on July 7, 1887 in Vitebsk, in present-day Belarus. He comes from a modest Jewish family, he discovered painting in his hometown. In 1907, he left to study at the Fine Arts of Saint Petersburg, in particular, in the studio of Léon Bakst.
In 1909, Marc Chagall fell in love with Bella Rosenfeld. At the same time, he dreamed of living in Paris, where he settled in 1911. In Paris, he met Guillaume Apollinaire and Blaise Cendrars. In 1912, he exhibited for the first time.
With the arrival of World War I, the artist and his beloved returned to Vitebsk and married in 1915. Marc Chagall became the head of the town's art school. In 1922, he moved to Berlin and tried his hand at engraving. One year later, he returned to France.
In 1937, Marc Chagall obtained French nationality. During the Second World War, he managed to flee Europe to the United States. His wife died suddenly of a viral infection in 1944.
In 1948, he returned to France and already enjoyed international recognition. Several retrospectives on Marc Chagall are organized during his lifetime. He died on September 28, 1985 at the age of 97.
Marc Chagall, who was one of the great actors of the "École de Paris", painted colorful canvases, dreamlike and poetic works.
"I chose painting because I needed it as much as I needed food. It seemed like a window through which I could fly into another world." Marc Chagall
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