Marc Chagall was a Belarusian and French painter, born in Vitebsk on July 6, 1887. A specialist in easel and book painting, theatre sets and costumes, stained glass windows, applied arts and sculpture.
Honorary doctor of Glasgow University (UK, 1959). He worked and lived in Paris from 1910-1914, in Vitebsk in 1914, and in Russia in 1915. Plenipotentiary representative for arts affairs in the Vitebsk province since 1918, founder of the Vitebsk People’s Art College. He immigrated to Paris in 1922, to the USA in 1941, and returned to Paris in 1947. Chagall died in 1985.
The Chagall museum opened in Nice, France in 1973. The Chagall Art Center opened in 1997 in Vitebsk and a museum and a monument can also be found there.