Russian-French, 1887–1985. Marc Chagall, born as Moishe Shagal in 1887 in Belarus, Russia was an internationally recognized painter and an early modernist. Iconography and themes influenced by his Jewish roots permeated most of his initial works. Having moved to Paris in 1910, he befriended avant-garde French artists and started experimenting with Cubism. Through his career, he developed a rather evident personal language of lending dreamlike imagery to Surrealism blended with techniques borrowed from Cubism, Fauvism, and Symbolism. Chagall’s work, unlike his contemporaries, failed to follow the rules of pictorial logic and gravitated towards self-expression based on emotional and poetic associations. I and the Village, a painting he composed is 1911 is a testament to his ideology. Apart from his paintings, he is also internationally recognized for his vibrant works in stained glass and printmaking.