Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall (7 July 1887 – 28 March 1985) was a Russian-Belarusian-French painter of Jewish origin, who was born in Belarus, at that time part of the Russian Empire. He is associated with the modern movements after Impressionism.


1887 Born: July 7, Vitebsk, Russia

1907 – 1910 Studied at the Imperial Society for the Protection of the Arts; Saint Petersburg

1918 Appointed Commissar for Art, founded the Vitebsk Popular Art School

1927 Recognized as a leading painter of the School of Paris and founding member of the Association des Peintres-Graveurs 

1939  Awarded first prize by the Carnegie Foundation, Pittsburgh 1948 Awarded the Grand Prix de Gravure at the Venice Biennale 

1959 Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters 1965 Awarded an Honorary Degree by Notre-Dame University, Indiana 1977  Awarded the Grand Cross of the Legion d’Honneur 

1985 Died: March 28, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France  

Selected Exhibitions

2008 Marc Chagall, MAN – Museo d’Arte di Nuoro, Nuoro 

2007  Marc Chagall: The Bible Series, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Baton Rouge, LA 2006Marc Chagall, Tale Art Museum, Lillestrom 

1985  Marc Chagall: Retrospectives; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia; Royal Academy, London 

1983 Oeuvres sur papier exhibition: National Museum of Modern Art, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris 

1982 Marc Chagall: Retrospectives; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Louisianer Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark 

1977 – 1978 Marc Chagall: The artist’s work from 1967 to 1977; Musée du Louvre, Paris 

1974 Marc Chagall: Retrospective of engraved works (prints); National Gallery, East Berlin and Dresden 

1970 Hommage a Marc Chagall; Musee du Grand-Palais, Paris 

1967 Marc Chagall: Retrospectives; Zurich, Cologne and the Maeght Foundation in Saint-Paul-de-Vence 

1963  Marc Chagall: Retrospective; National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo 

1959 Marc Chagall: Retrospective; Museum of Decorative Arts, Palais du Louvre, Paris 

1951 Marc Chagall: Retrospective; Jerusalem

1947 Marc Chagall: Retrospective; Musee National d’Art Moderne, Paris 

1946 Marc Chagall: Retrospective; Museum of Modern Art, New York 1942 Artists in Exile; New York

1938  Marc Chagall: Retrospective; Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels 1933 Marc Chagall: Retrospective; Kunsthalle Basel, Basel

1926 Marc Chagall: Solo Exhibition; Reinhardt Gallery, New York 

1924 Marc Chagall: Retrospective; Galerie Barbazanges-Hodebert, Paris 

1913 Marc Chagall: Solo Exhibition; Der Sturm Gallery, Berlin 

1912 Participated in the Salon des Indépendants and the Salon d’Automne; Paris, France