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Biography of Marc Chagall, Artist of Folklore and Dreams

ThoughtCo., Jackie Craven: “Marc Chagall (1887-1985) emerged from a remote Eastern European village to become one of the most loved artists of the 20th century. Born in a Hasidic Jewish family, he harvested images from folklore and Jewish traditions to inform his art. During his 97 years, Chagall traveled the world and created at least 10,000 works, including paintings, book illustrations, mosaics, stained-glass, and theater set and costume designs. He won accolades for brilliantly-colored scenes of lovers, fiddlers, and comical animals floating over rooftops.  Chagall’s work has been associated with Primitivism, Cubism, Fauvism, Expressionism, and Surrealism, but his style remained deeply personal. Through art, he told his story…”

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