Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall was one of the major artists of the 20th Century and one of the great pioneers of modernism. He was born in Russia in 1887 and became to be known as one of the most original and imaginative geniuses his time. Marc Chagall started his formal training as an artist in Russia, before immigrating to France in his early twenties.

Working in Paris, Chagall was greatly affected by the Fauves brilliant colour and the Cubists new sense of space. From these and other sources Chagall developed a romantic and personal naive expression based on themes of old Russian village life, Jewish folklore, Floral and animal motifs, circus scenes, village characters, brides and lovers.

Chagall received many accolades in his long and illustrious career and during that time created many monumental works such as the twelve stained glass windows representing the Tribes of Israel at the Hadassah Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1962.