Portrait of an Innovative Artist: Marc Chagall

Portrait of an ArtistPromenade

Success Diva pays tribute to the legendary and highly innovative artist, Marc Chagall. Born on July 7, 1887, Chagall was highly skilled in nearly every artistic medium.  He was adept at illustrating books, creating stained-glass windows, theatre sets, tapestries, fine art prints, and more. Chagall has been called one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, and his art is beloved by both art connoisseurs and those who merely appreciate his bold, vibrant, striking use of color. Chagall’s ingenious paintings convey a spirit of exuberance, passion, and enthusiasm, and the art critic, Robert Hughes, referred to him as “the quintessential Jewish artist of the 20th century.” Much of Chagall’s work defies classification, for he was a true individual who did not conform to any specific ‘style.’ However, he is most closely associated with the art movements of Surrealism and Expressionism. Pablo Picasso once said, “When Henri Matisse dies, Chagall will be the only painter left who understands what color really is.”  Marc Chagall died on March 28, 1985. He was 97.

“We all know that a good person can be a bad artist. But no one will ever be a genuine artist unless he is a great human being and thus also a good one.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ~ Marc Chagall~


To see more of Chagall’s artwork, check out this site: http://www.chagallpaintings.org/

For a website entirely devoted to Chagall, go here: http://www.marcchagall.narod.ru/


(At the top of the page: Chagall, the artist at work (unspecified date). Below:  Chagall’s masterpiece, Promenade.  1917. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg)