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Marc Chagall

 (1887 - 1985)
Marc (Moishe Shagal) Chagall was active/lived in New York / France, Russian Federation.  Marc Chagall is known for abstract village peasant theme paintings, public art.

Biography   Marc Chagall


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Marc Chagall was a man of keen intelligence, a shrewd observer of the contemporary scene, with a great sympathy for human suffering.  He was born on July 7, 1887 in Vitebsk, Russia; his original name was Moishe Shagal (Segal), but when he became a foremost member of the Ecole de Paris, he adopted French citizenship and the French spelling of his name.  Vitebsk was a good-sized Russian town of over 60,000, not a shtetl.  His father supported a wife and eight children as a worker in a herring-pickling plant.

Sheltered by the Jewish commandment against graven images, the young Chagall never saw so much as a drawing until, one day, he watched a schoolmate copying a magazine illustration.  He was ridiculed for his ast   ...  Displaying 750 of 40796 characters.

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