France / Born Russia 1887; died 1985
Marc Zakharovich Chagall (1887 – 1985) 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.
After study in St Petersburg he moved to France where he lived most of his life, apart from a period in the US from 1941-1948.
"In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love."