The School of Paris is an artistic movement that took place in Paris in the early 20th century. It brings together a group of international artists who chose to live and work in Paris, and were influenced by the advances of Impressionism and Fauvism. The artists of the School of Paris explored various styles and techniques, and were at the forefront of Expressionism, Abstraction, and Cubist art. They were also very active in the artist circles, exhibitions, and salons of Paris. This movement created a formidable artistic and cultural emulation between foreign and French artists. The 1950s marked the end of the peak period of this movement, although some artists associated with the School of Paris continued to exert their influence after this date. The most famous artists of this movement include Amedeo Modigliani, Chaim Soutine, and Kees van Dongen.
Marc Chagall was born in Vitebsk, present-day Belarus, before being naturalized French in 1937.
Chagall was, during his life, an exile, finding stability only in the beings who were dear to him, in particular his two wives. Bella, the first, who accompanied her early years, from poverty to American exile in the Second World War, and who died there in 1944; and Vava, met in Vence, in this Provence which was to become his own, and which gave him back the taste for painting.
Love, humanity, a lot of poetry, memory and heaps of hope, such was Chagall, the painter and the man!