Marc Chagall (French pronunciation: /maʁk ʃaɡal/) was born Moishe Segal (Yiddish pronunciation: /mɔɪʃə ʃagal/) in a Jewish family in Liozna, near the city of Vitebsk (Belarus, then part of the Russian Empire) in 1887, the eldest of nine children. The family name, Shagal, is a variant of the name Segal, which in a Jewish community was usually borne by a Levitic family. His father, Khatskl (Zachar) Shagal, was employed by a herring merchant, and his mother, Feige-Ite, sold groceries from their home.
The 'New York Times' published an article about 'Marc Chagall in Moscow' on 3 Dec 1933, stating Chagall's birthplace to be, "the little Russian town of Witebak," and continuing on to describe his current hometown in 1933 as Paris. Six pictures were described in this article, which "were produced following the fiasco in Paris before the World War." 
See the Marc Chagall page at Wikipedia for an excellent biography.
On 28 Mar 1985, Marc Chagall died at 97 years of age in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France. He was buried at Saint Paul Town Cemetery, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France in the most westerly aisle upon entering the cemetery. 
Marc Chagall's obituary included mention of his widow, Valentina "Vava" (Brodsky) Chagall, his previous wife, Bella Rosenfeld, his daughter Ida, and his son David. 
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