Mark Chagall was from Vitebsk

A prominent XX century artist, Mark Chagall, was born in Vitebsk. More than that, Vitebsk and the Jewish town life left an indelible imprint on Chagall, and are very much at the heart of his art. His autobiography, My Life, first published in 1947 in Russian, and still available at the libraries and on, contains vivid descriptions of life in Vitebsk. The cover page of Vitebsk Amol, the Vitebsk izkor book, has a drawing by Chagall that he donated to the project.


Thanks to Steven Weiss and others who insisted that no Vitebsk page is complete without a mention of Chagall.

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