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Marc Chagall is a painter and printmaker born in Belarus in 1887.

He was raised by his Jewish mother, who passed on to him the passion of man and made him read the Bible. Vitebsk, the area where he grew up, would always represent his childhood paradise and later greatly influence his artistic work.

He studied at the School of Fine Arts of Saint-Petersburg and then worked in a studio. He was pupil of Leon Bakst, who introduced him to Bella Rosenfeld, with whom he fell in love.

In 1910, he moved to Paris. There, he discovered Fauvism as the movement was fading, and Cubism just as it was emerging. He was fascinated by the joyful colors of Fauvism and by Cubism's deconstruction of objects. Even if he was living in Paris, Marc Chagall never forgot his native country, Russia, and never ceased to be inspire by it. In fact, the Jewish culture in which he grew up is always present in his work.

In Paris, Marc Chagall met Blaise Cendrars, Robert Delaunay and Guillaume Apollinaire with whom he became friends.

In 1914, He returned to Vitebsk, thinking he would only stay there a short while, but the First World War preventing him from coming back to France. He Married Bella with whom he had a daughter. He painted the life of the Jewish community, persecuted because they were suspected of collaborating with the Russians. After the Revolution, he let to Moscow, where he worked for the Jewish Art Theater.

Back in Paris, his friend Ambroise Vollard, ask him to do some illustrations for the" Fables de La Fontaine" and for the Bible. He did several gouaches for the religious texts that he considered to be " the biggest source of poetry of all time". He then did a collection of etchings about the Old Testament, which he donated to the French government. This latter has been exhibited in the Louvre and then at the National Museum of Biblical messages in Nice, which was later named National Museum Marc Chagall.

Marc Chagall can not be associated to one particular movement, since the artist preferred to combine several styles. However In his work we can find characteristics of surrealism and Neo-Primitivism. Marc Chagall created his paintings and prints inspired by his own intimate life.

He died in 1985 in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France.

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Le cordonnier (pour les Fables de la Fontaine), Marc Chagall

Le cordonnier (pour les Fables de la Fontaine)

Marc Chagall

Print - 11.6 x 9.4 x 0.1 inch

$2,658

Le Cerf se Voyant dans l'Eau, Marc Chagall

Le Cerf se Voyant dans l'Eau

Marc Chagall

Print - 16.5 x 13.2 x 0.1 inch

$3,987

Vitraux pour Jérusalem, Marc Chagall

Vitraux pour Jérusalem

Marc Chagall

Print - 14.2 x 11 x 1.2 inch

$27,688

David and Absalom - from 'The Bible', Marc Chagall

David and Absalom - from 'The Bible'

Marc Chagall

Print - 21.1 x 15.4 x 0 inch

$9,414

Les Ames Mortes by N. Gogol, Marc Chagall

Les Ames Mortes by N. Gogol

Marc Chagall

Print - 15.7 x 11.8 x 0.1 inch

$79,741

Sacrifices Made to the Nymphs, from Daphnis and Chloe, Marc Chagall

Sacrifices Made to the Nymphs, from Daphnis and Chloe

Marc Chagall

Print - 21.25 x 15 inch

$19,995

Les Danseurs à la Lune - Original Etching, Marc Chagall

Les Danseurs à la Lune - Original Etching

Marc Chagall

Print - 19.7 x 14.8 x 0 inch

$13,290

Manilov – from "Les Ames Mortes", Marc Chagall

Manilov – from "Les Ames Mortes"

Marc Chagall

Print - 14.6 x 11 x 0.1 inch

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Moses Meets his Brother Aaron in the Desert, Marc Chagall

Moses Meets his Brother Aaron in the Desert

Marc Chagall

Print - 17.4 x 13 x 0.1 inch

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Le Lion s'en Allant en Guerre, Marc Chagall

Le Lion s'en Allant en Guerre

Marc Chagall

Print - 16.4 x 13.5 x 0.1 inch

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Journal d'un Cheval - Original Artist Book by C. Goll, illustrated by M. Chagall, Marc Chagall

Journal d'un Cheval - Original Artist Book by C. Goll, illustrated by M. Chagall

Marc Chagall

Print - 12 x 9.8 x 0.6 inch

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Prophet Killed by a Lion, Marc Chagall

Prophet Killed by a Lion

Marc Chagall

Print - 20.9 x 15.4 x 0.1 inch

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Le Loup plaidant contre le Renard par-devant le Singe, Marc Chagall

Le Loup plaidant contre le Renard par-devant le Singe

Marc Chagall

Print - 16.5 x 13.2 x 0.1 inch

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Who is the artist?

Marc Chagall is a painter and printmaker born in Belarus in 1887.

He was raised by his Jewish mother, who passed on to him the passion of man and made him read the Bible. Vitebsk, the area where he grew up, would always represent his childhood paradise and later greatly influence his artistic work.

He studied at the School of Fine Arts of Saint-Petersburg and then worked in a studio. He was pupil of Leon Bakst, who introduced him to Bella Rosenfeld, with whom he fell in love.

In 1910, he moved to Paris. There, he discovered Fauvism as the movement was fading, and Cubism just as it was emerging. He was fascinated by the joyful colors of Fauvism and by Cubism's deconstruction of objects. Even if he was living in Paris, Marc Chagall never forgot his native country, Russia, and never ceased to be inspire by it. In fact, the Jewish culture in which he grew up is always present in his work.

In Paris, Marc Chagall met Blaise Cendrars, Robert Delaunay and Guillaume Apollinaire with whom he became friends.

In 1914, He returned to Vitebsk, thinking he would only stay there a short while, but the First World War preventing him from coming back to France. He Married Bella with whom he had a daughter. He painted the life of the Jewish community, persecuted because they were suspected of collaborating with the Russians. After the Revolution, he let to Moscow, where he worked for the Jewish Art Theater.

Back in Paris, his friend Ambroise Vollard, ask him to do some illustrations for the" Fables de La Fontaine" and for the Bible. He did several gouaches for the religious texts that he considered to be " the biggest source of poetry of all time". He then did a collection of etchings about the Old Testament, which he donated to the French government. This latter has been exhibited in the Louvre and then at the National Museum of Biblical messages in Nice, which was later named National Museum Marc Chagall.

Marc Chagall can not be associated to one particular movement, since the artist preferred to combine several styles. However In his work we can find characteristics of surrealism and Neo-Primitivism. Marc Chagall created his paintings and prints inspired by his own intimate life.

He died in 1985 in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France.

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What is Marc Chagall’s artistic movement?

The artistic movements of the artists are: Cubism, Expressionism, Die Brücke

When was Marc Chagall born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1887