Marc Chagall was an artist who spearheaded modernism as depicted in his works. Aside from this, he was linked to several key art movements. He was even one of the most successful artists of the twentieth century. He had achieved gold and glory even during his lifetime. Marc Chaggal was also considered to be “the last survivor of the first generation of Euopean modernists,” as historian Michael J. Lewis put it.
Chagall played a major role as an artist on the eve of the First World War when he travelled to St. Petersburg, Paris and Berlin. With his experience and the pressure around him, he was able to elicit his own style of modern art. There in Russia he spent his wartime years. He was even recognized to be one of the most distinguished artists and a member of the modernist avant-garde in Soviet Union. He founded Vitebsk Arts College in Soviet Union. By his time, it was known to be the most credible art school in the place.
However, the Soviets considered him a non-person because he was Jewish and his works did not represent the Soviet people. He then moved to Paris as a result.