Marc Chagall was born on the 7th of July 1887 in a poor Jewish family. When he was 9 years old, he succeeded entering the Jehuda Pen's atelier, one of the most important names in the world of Jewish and Russian art. One year later, he attended the School of Imperial Society for Fine Arts protection in San Petersburg.
His first exhibition was the one at the Salon des Independants in 1912 and later at the Herbstsalon, the first German autumnal salon. After these two episodes, he finally could organize his first solo show. He realized many projects such as 19 great circus-themed gouaches, 107 etchings belonging to the >strong>Dead Souls cycle, and the series of illustrations dedicated to the Holy Bible created during 1930. Choosing bright and vivid colours, Chagall wanted to transmit happiness. His colourful world reminds the stained-glass windows of churches, with recalls of Russian art of the early Twentieth Century, made of simple shapes which, expanded, create spots and beams of beautiful colours.