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Chagall Marc

Chagall Marc

((Russia, 1887- France, 1985))

In evidence
  • Solo show at a major institution
    Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Centre Pompidou and more.
  • Collected by a major institution
    Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and Centre Pompidou, Tate, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and more
  • Included in a major biennial
    Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and Venice Biennale International Exhibition, documenta, Bienal de Sao Paulo, Whitney Biennial
  • High Auction Record
    US$28.5m, Sotheby's, 2017

Marc Chagall was born Moishe/Marc Shagal in Liozne, near Vitebsk, in modern day Belarus, in 1887. He was a Russian-French-Jewish artist of international repute who, arguably, was one of the most influential modernist artists of the 20th Century, both as an early modernist, and as an important part of the Jewish artistic tradition. He distinguished himself in many arenas: as a painter, book illustrator, ceramicist, stained-glass painter, stage set designer and tapestry maker. 

Chagall, throughout his career, incorporated elements from many schools of modern art, including Cubism, Fauvism, Symbolism, Surrealism, Orphism and Futurism. 

( An extract from artist's official website:

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