ARTISTS / Modern art
Marc Chagall

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1887born in the Belarusian city of Vitebsk
1907-1910attends the private Swansewa Art School in St. Petersburg (under the direction of Léon Bakst)
1910scholarship in Paris (among others with Henri Le Fauconnier and André Dunoyer de Segonzac), he gets acquainted with the avant-garde artists and current art trends and makes use of various stylistic forms in his paintings
1911/12Moves into the studio house 'La Ruche'.
1914Travels to Berlin for the first solo exhibition in Herwarth Walden's gallery 'Der Sturm'.
1918Appointment as commissioner for the arts at the newly founded art academy in Vitebsk.
1923return to Paris via Berlin; book illustration for Nikolai Gogol's novel "Dead Souls
from 1925illustrations to the fables of La Fontaine follow
1931-1939and from 1952 commissions Bible illustrations, which appear in 1956
1941emigration to the USA
1946first comprehensive retrospective of his works at the Museum of Modern Art in New York
1947return to Paris; involvement with lithography
1950-1970numerous commissions for public buildings
1958 onwardsinvolvement with stained glass, resulting in commissions for the stained glass windows of Metz Cathedral and Notre-Dame in Reims, the synagogue of the Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem and the Stefanskirche in Mainz, among others
1963Ceiling painting for the Opéra Garnier in Paris
1964murals for the Metropolitan Opera in New York
1985died in Saint Paul
Marc Chagall creates in his works a very own, timeless-poetic imagery, which draws from the rich fund of Russian folk art, Jewish mysticism and legends, but also from dream images and the subconscious. Certain motifs and metaphors recur, such as the lovers, the crescent moon, the rooster or the Jewish shtetl.
. In addition to paintings, he created extensive etching cycles and lithographic works. Although Marc Chagall only occupied himself with the lithographic technique after his return to Paris, he achieved an extraordinary mastery here within a very short time. Chagall's creative power remained unbroken into old age. 
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