Monday, July 7, 2014

Happy Birthday Marc Chagal

Born July 07, 1887. Marc Chagall (7 July 1887 - 28 March 1985), was a Belarusian-Russian-French artist associated with several major artistic styles and one of the most successful artists of the 20th century.

He was an early modernist, and created works in virtually every artistic medium, including painting, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramic, tapestries and fine art prints.

 Art critic Robert Hughes referred to Chagall as "the quintessential Jewish artist of the twentieth century" (though Chagall saw his work as "not the dream of one people but of all humanity"). According to art historian Michael J. Lewis, Chagall was considered to be "the last survivor of the first generation of European modernists". For decades, he "had also been respected as the world's preeminent Jewish artist".

to Marc Chagall born in 1887. His mosaic "Orphée" 1969 can be seen in our Sculpture Garden(National Gallery of Art).

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