Marc Chagall

1887 Born in Pestkovatik, Russia

1906 Settled in St. Peterburg

1907 From 1907 to 1910, he studied in Saint Petersburg, at the Imperial Society for the Protection of the Arts and later with Léon Bakst

1910 Moved to Paris. Associated with Apollinaire and Robert Delaunay annd encountered Fauvism and Cubism. Lived with Modigliani, Soutine, Leger, and Lipchit La Ruche. Befriended poet Blaise Cendrars

1912 Partcipated in the Salon des Indépendants and the Salon d’Automne.

1914 First solo show was held at Der Strurm gallery in Berlin. Visited Russia and was prevented from returning to Paris by the outbreak of the war. Settled in Vitebsk

1915 Married Bella Rosenfeld

1918 Was appointed Commissar for Art in Vitebsk. Founded the Vitebsk Popular Art School

1920 Moved to Moscow and executed his first stage designs for the State Jewish Theater

1923 Returned to Paris, France and illustrated Gogol’s Dead Souls. Was introduced to Ambroise Vollard

1924 First retrospective of his work was held at the Galerie Bardbazanges-Hodebert, Paris

1930 During the nineteen-thirties, Chagall traveled to Palestine, the Netherlands, Paris, Spain, Poland, and Italy

1933 A major retrospective of his work was held at The Kunsthalle Basel

1937 Chagall was naturalized as a French citizen

1940 Reflects war with La chute de l’ange

1941 Became a refuge in the United States. Designed sets and costumes for Stravinski’s Firebird

1946 A retrospective of his work was held at The Museum of Modern Art, New York

1948 He settled permanently in France. Produced ceramics and stained glass windows for the church at the Plateau d’Assy, Metz Cathedral. Exhibited in Paris, Amsterdam, and London

1951 Visited Israel and executed his first sculptures

1962 Created windows for the synagogue of the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem

1964 Painted the ceiling of The Paris Opera, Paris, France, and a window for the United Nations building, New York

1967 Painted murals for the Metropolitan Opera House, New York

1968 Executed windows for the cathedral in Metz, France

1973 The Musée national Message Biblique Marc Chagall opens in Nice, France

1977 An exhibition of Chagall¹s work from 1967 to 1977 was held at the Musée du Louvre, Paris

1985 A retrospective was held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

1985 Died at age 97 in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France

2003 A major retrospective was held at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art”

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