Marc Chagall (1887-1985)
Marc Chagall is recognized as one of the most significant and critically acclaimed artists of the 20th century. Chagall is a Russian-born French painter, born July 7, 1887 in Russia. In 1923, he moved to France, where he spent the rest of his life, except for a period of residence in the USA. During the 1930s, he traveled to Palestine and Europe. During World War II, Chagall fled to the United States. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, gave him a retrospective in 1946 that was an enormous success. Exhibitions of the artists work from 1967 to 1977 was held at the Museum du Louvre, Paris, in 1977. Chagalls unique distinctive use of form, shape and color is influenced from Russian expressionism and French cubism. Chagall's works are highly sought after by museums and art collectors worldwide.