1. Marc Chagall, born Moishe Shagal, was raised in Vitebsk in Belarus. He was the oldest of nine children.
2. In the 1950s, Pablo Picasso stated that “when Matisse dies, Chagall will be the only painter left who understands what color really is.”
3. Chagall is one of very few artists that exhibited their artwork at the Louvre during their lifetime.
4. In 1941, Chagall and his family fled to the US after Hitler’s invasion of France during World War 2. His artwork was extremely well-known at the time, and was inspired by his Jewish culture – this presented an even greater threat to him and his family. Chagall returned to Paris in 1948.
5. Chagall painted the ceiling of the Paris Opera in 1963, spanning an area of over 200 square meters.
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