Marc Chagall (1887-1985)
Marc Chagall was a Russian-French artist of Belarusian Jewish origin. An early modernist, he was associated with several major artistic styles and created works in virtually every artistic format, including painting, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramic, tapestries and fine art prints. During his earlier years his range was limited by his emphasis on form and his pictures never gave the impression of painted drawings. Founder together with Soutine, Modigliani and Kikoine among others of what became known as the School of Paris, he remained one of its major exponents conserving an individual style which blended dreams, a strong sense for color and an inbuilt bond to the Jewish people and their plight during the Holocaust.