Marc Chagall’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jul 7, 1887

Death Date

Mar 28, 1985

Age of Death

97 years

Cause of Death

Natural Causes

Place of Death

Mar 28, 1985



The painter Marc Chagall died at the age of 97. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Considered the 20th century’s foremost Jewish artist. Known for his use of vibrant colors and dreamlike imagery in paintings such as “I and the Village.” He crossed many mediums with paintings, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramic, tapestries, and fine-art prints among his output.

He was born into a Jewish family in what is present-day Belarus, and his birth name was Moishe Segal. He married Bella Rosenfeld in 1915 and they remained married until she died in 1944. He had a son named David McNeil with Virginia Haggard in 1946.



“The fingers must be educated, the thumb is born knowing.” (Marc Chagall)


“In our life there is a single color, as on an artist’s palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.” (Marc Chagall)


“All colors are the friends of their neighbors and the lovers of their opposites.” (Marc Chagall)


“The dignity of the artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world. In this long vigil he often has to vary his methods of stimulation; but in this long vigil he is also himself striving against a continual tendency to sleep.” (Marc Chagall)


“Great art picks up where nature ends.” (Marc Chagall)