Marc Chagall [1887 – 1985]

Marc Chagall on display at Marina Kanavaki… stunning art and wonderful narrative.

Marina Kanavaki

Self Portrait

Russian-French painter, lithographer, etcher and designer.

Marc Chagall

was born,

July 7, 1887,

in Vitebsk, Russia

An early modernist, he was associated with several major artistic styles and created works in a wide range of artistic formats, including painting, drawings, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramic tapestries and fine art prints.

Before World War I, he travelled between Saint Petersburg, Paris, and Berlin. During this period he created his own mixture and style of modern art based on his idea of Eastern European Jewish folk culture. In Paris, he associated with Guillaume Apollinaire and Robert Delaunay and encountered Fauvism and Cubism.He spent the wartime years in Soviet Belarus, becoming one of the country’s most distinguished artists and a member of the modernist avant-garde, founding the Vitebsk Arts College before leaving again for Paris in 1923.

Using the medium of stained glass, he produced windows for…

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