Chagall, Marc

(1887-1985)
   French artist of Russian origin. He was born in Vitebsk and studied in St Petersburg and Paris. In May 1914 he had a one-man show in Berlin. In 1917 he was appointed commissar for fine arts in Vitebsk and director of the Free Academy of Art. Later he became designer for the Chamber State Jewish Theatre. He settled in France in 1923, and emigrated to New York in 1941, but later returned to France. Eastern European Jewish life is a dominant theme of his work.

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  • CHAGALL, MARC — (1887–1985), artist. Chagall was born in Liozno, Vitebsk in Belorussia; his family name was Segal, and he himself later adopted the spelling Chagall. His father worked in the warehouse of a herring monger. Chagall was sent to ḥeder as a child and …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Chagall, Marc — born July 7, 1887, Vitebsk, Belorussia, Russian Empire died March 28, 1985, Saint Paul, Alpes Maritimes, France Belarusan French painter, printmaker, and designer. After studying painting in St. Petersburg, he moved to Paris in 1910. During the… …   Universalium

  • Chagall, Marc — (1887 1985)    Russian born painter, sculptor, designer    A leading artist of the 20th century, Marc Chagall was born in Vitebsk, Russia (now Belarus), studied art in St. Petersburg, and, between 1910 and 1913, in paris. He returned to Russia… …   France. A reference guide from Renaissance to the Present

  • Chagall, Marc — ► (1887 1985) Pintor lituano. Su pintura, fantástica y colorista, es de estilo expresionista, pero influida por el surrealismo. Destaca su visión inocente del mundo en el simbolismo de sus obras: Sueño de una noche de verano y La noche verde,… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Chagall,Marc — Cha·gall (shə gälʹ, gălʹ, shä ), Marc. 1887 1985. Russian born artist noted for his dreamlike, fanciful imagery and brilliantly colored canvases. Among his works are two huge murals designed for the New York City Metropolitan Opera House (1966).… …   Universalium

  • Chagall, Marc —  (1889–1985) Russian born French artist …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Chagall, Marc Zakharovich — (7/7/1889 Vitebsk, Belarus 3/28/1985 St Paul de Vence) (Belarus / France)    Painter, illustrator, etcher, ceramicist, lithographer, and sculptor. A major figure in modernist art, best known for decorative and inventive dreamy works. The folk… …   Dictionary of erotic artists: painters, sculptors, printmakers, graphic designers and illustrators

  • Chagall — Chagall, Marc …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Marc Chagall — im Juli 1941 Fotografie von Carl van Vechten, aus der Van Vechten Collection der Library of Congress Marc Chagall (* 24. Junijul./ 6. Juli 1887greg …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Marc Chagall — In Paris, 1921 Birth name Moishe Shagal Born 6 July 1887 (NS) Liozna, near Vite …   Wikipedia

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