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Marc ChagallA painter of inner and outer worlds

Marc Chagall was a Belarusian artist born on July 6, 1887. Chagall contributed to the Early Modernist movement and died on March 28, 1985.

"When Matisse dies, Chagall will be the only painter left who understands what color is... His canvases are really painted, not just tossed together. Some of the last things he's done in Vence convince me that there's never been anybody since Renoir who has the feeling for light that Chagall has." - Pablo Picasso

"As a pioneer of modernism and as a major Jewish artist. He experienced modernism's "golden age" in Paris, where "he synthesized the art forms of Cubism, Symbolism, and Fauvism, and the influence of Fauvism gave rise to Surrealism". Yet throughout these phases of his style "he remained most emphatically a Jewish artist, whose work was one long dreamy reverie of life in his native village of Vitebsk." -  Michael J Lewis

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I and the Village

1911

Bride with Fan

1911

A Water Carrier and a Coachman

1912

Nude

1913

The Praying Jew (Rabbi of Vitebsk)

1914

The Poet Reclining

1915

Lovers in Pink

1916

Purim

1916-1917

The town was on fire, the quarter where the poor Jews lived. They carried the bed and the mattress, the mother and the babe at her feet, to a safe place at the other end of town. But, first of all, I was born dead.

My Life - Marc Chagall Autobiography: Chapter 1

1922

Between Darkness and Light

1838-1943

The War

1943

The Soul of the City

1945

Chloe's Judgement

1961

The Meal at Drya's House

1961

Wedding Feast in the Nymphs Grotto

1961

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