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Marc Chagall

             Marc Chagall, a French painter, is known for his surrealistic and humorous paintings He has grown to be one of the most significant painters and graphic artists in the twentieth century.
             Marc Chagall was born July 7, 1887 in Vitsyebsk, Russia. Chagall grew up one of nine children in a Jewish family. Even though both of his parents worked Chagall's family was fairly poor. His mom worked in a grocery store and his dad worked in a packing plant. Both parents worked as much as they could to make enough money to support their family. Chagall had a lot of time on his hands when one day a friend showed Chagall some drawings and he was amazed. Chagall then knew what he wanted to do in his life; art. .
             From 1910 to 1913, he remains in Montparnasse, Paris. He became the friend of the poet Blaise Cendrars. In 1911, he is exposes to the Living room of Independent, in Paris. The war brings him back to native Russia where he marries Bella. In 1917, he becomes police chief of the Art schools and melts the Academy of Vitebsk which he asks artists like Lissitsky and Malevitch to take part. It is thus not an unknown which returns to Paris in 1923. Accompanied by its wife, Bella, and of his/her daughter, Ida, Marc Chagall has already a name in painting and several friends in the city which it finds: Sonia and Robert Delaunay, Blaise Cendrars and Soutine, in particular. It is in this friendly entourage, after disillusions of the Russian revolution, that Chagall recovers to paint: from 1923 to 1927, it joins again with its past by carrying out new versions of works left in Paris before the war and that it believed lost, like the Merchant of cattle, 1922-1923 (museum of Grenoble.) Family blooming inspires to him by the portraits of its close relations, and in particular of Bella, the loved woman: Bella in the eyelet, 1925, Bella and Ida with Peyra-Undermined, 1931, Bella with the white beret and Befla in the garden, 1936, (collar leaves).

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