Much like Pablo Picasso, Russian-French artist Marc Chagall, was a modernist artist who worked successfully in a range of mediums including painting, murals, ceramics, etching, drawing, theatre and costume design, and stained-glass work. He is associated with several major artistic styles, creating paintings that contain elements of Cubism, Symbolism and Fauvism.
Marc Chagall’s extensive body of work reflects both his childhood and his faith. Born in Vitebsk, Byelorussia to a poor Hassidic family, his heart was eternally connected to Vitebsk, using it as a backdrop for many of his most well known works such as I and the Village. His other love was the Bible – Chagall created over one hundred etchings and lithographs illustrating the Bible, many of which incorporated elements from Jewish folklore.
Having produced thousands of works using different techniques and in a variety of mediums, Chagall is regarded as one of the greatest artists of the 20th Century and has a museum dedicated to his honor, The Musée Marc Chagall, in Nice, France.