Marc Chagall was born Moishe Segal in a Lithuanian Jewish Hassidic family in Liozna, near the city of Vitebsk (Belarus, then part of the Russian Empire) in 1887. At the time of his birth, Vitebsk's population was about 66,000, with half the population being Jewish. A picturesque city of churches and synagogues, it was called "Russian Toledo", after a cosmopolitan city of the former Spanish Empire.Known for: Painting, stained glass.
Biography of Marc Chagall Childhood. Marc Chagall was the eldest of nine children born to Khatskl Shagal and Feige-Ite in the settlement town of Liozna, near Vitebsk, an area that boasted a high concentration of Jews. Raised in a Hasidic family, Chagall attended local Jewish religious schools - obligatory for Russian Jews during this time.
Written in the early 1920s, “My Life” is a poetic autobiography in which Chagall tries to come to terms with his difficult childhood and early adult life in the Russian Empire. It provides a Author: Ajay Kamalakaran.
May 25, 2019 · Stories of Chagall's life are often told with a dramatic flair. In his 1921 autobiography, My Life, he claimed that he was "born dead." To revive his lifeless body, the distraught family pricked him with needles and dipped him into a trough of water.