Marc Chagall (1887 –1985) was a Russian-French artist. An early modernist, he was associated with several major artistic styles and created works in a wide range of artistic formats, including painting, drawings, book illustrations, stage sets, ceramics, and fine art prints.
Predating Surrealism, his early works were among the first expressions of psychic reality in modern art. In 1928, Chagall painted a piece titled Les Amoureux. After 9 decades, the artwork later sold for $28.5 million, becoming the top lot of the auction and the highest price paid for a Chagall work.
Marc Chagall was a close friend of Pablo Picasso for nearly twenty years. However, the friendship came to an abrupt end after the pair exchanged heated words at a 1964 dinner party held in Chagall's home. Despite this, Picasso still had great admiration for Chagall and always spoke highly of him.
Marc Chagall is listed as one of the most prominent blue chip artists in the art market today.