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Marc Chagall was born in a small town in Russia to a poor Jewish Hassidic Family. The eldest of nine children, as young boy he began to display his artistic talent and went St. Petersburg in 1907 to study art. Influenced by contemporary Russian painting, Chagall's distinctive, child-like style, often centring on images from his childhood, began to emerge.
Chagall lived in Paris and was influenced by cubism, Surrealism and Fauvism. It was during this period that Chagall painted some of his most famous paintings and developed the features that became trademarks of his art.
Chagall received international recognition for his work and continues to be admired worldwide as one of the twentieth century's most important painters. He was one of few artists to exhibit paintings at the Louvre while he was still alive.
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works by Marc Chagall (1887-1985).
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