It’s Marc Chagall’s birthday today!. He was born in Belarus (then Russia) in 1887 – 1986. Chagall was a Modernist and a world respected Jewish artist. He also designed stained glass for Reims cathedral, and memorial ceilings, he was also a print maker and worked in many different mediums.
Chagall had his own unique style of Modernism, he drew on his own Eastern European roots and it’s own folk art. He has also been linked to Surrealism and Expressionism, especially regarding his use of colour.
He mixed Symbolism,Fauvism and Cubism. Picasso was a great admirer.
Chagall was not a practising jew in his adult life, but you can see how he draws on his roots through his art. His work is very beautiful and uplifting. There is a sense of optimism and belief in something higher that breathes through his paintings.
A short biography of the artist HERE
A more detailed one HERE
This artist is so famous he even has his own Gooogle Motif commemorating his birthday!