Marc Chagall

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Birthday
7, 1887
Birthplace
Liozna, Belarus
Death Date
Mar 28, 1985 (97)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
7, 1887
Birthplace
Liozna, Belarus
Death Date
Mar 28, 1985 (97)

About

Considered the 20th century's foremost Jewish artist. Known for his use of vibrant colors and dreamlike imagery in paintings such as "I and the Village." He crossed many mediums with paintings, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramic, tapestries, and fine-art prints among his output.

Before Fame

He was deeply influenced by Hasidic Jewish culture. He was taught by the famed realist artist Yehuda (Yuri) Pen without any charge.

Trivia

He created stained glass windows for cathedrals in Reims and Metz.

Family Life

He was born into a Jewish family in what is present-day Belarus, and his birth name was Moishe Segal. He married Bella Rosenfeld in 1915 and they remained married until she died in 1944. He had a son named David McNeil with Virginia Haggard in 1946.

Associated With

His work was admired by Pablo Picasso.