When Mare Chagall died in Southern France on March 28th
1985 at the respectful age of 97, the art-world lost its last great
pictorial poet of this century. Chagall's art opens a world full of
cheerfulness, humour, delicate fantasies and love.
Born on July, 7th 1887 in Russian Liosno, he first studied at the
Petersburg Academy, afterwards with Leon Bakst. His first
Parisian sejourn from 1910 to 1914 became a revelation for
him, in 1923 he returned to the Seine-metropolis for a stay of
Chagall never felt obliged to any particular style of painting. In the
early days of expressionism, he temporarily assumed cubist
elements of form and in the twenties, he influenced surrealism. He
became famous for his bookillustrations, stage-decorations, ceiling-
and mural-paintings and his drafts for paned windows. The pictures are predominantly assigned to the art direction Modern Art. The art works of the artist are dominated by the colors pastel, gray and black.