b. 1887, Vitebsk, Belorussia
d. 1985, France
Mark Zakharovich Shagal, known today all over the world as Marc Chagall, was born on July 7, 1887. He was educated in art in Saint Petersburg from 1910 until 1914. He married Bella Rosenfeld in Vitebsk in 1915.
Between 1915 and 1917 he lived in Saint Petersburg. After the Russian Revolution, he was director of the Art Academy in Vitsyebsk from 1918 to 1919 and was art director of the Moscow Jewish State Theater from 1919 to 1922. Chagall painted several murals in the theater lobby and executed the settings for numerous productions. In 1923, he moved to France, where he spent the rest of his life, except for a period of residence in the United States from 1941 to 1948.