Belorussian-born French painter and illustrator Marc Chagall became known for his stylistic Fauvist and Cubist works. He relied on emotional association to create personal, fantastical art pieces. He was raised in a small village where he developed an early interest in art. His father was a fishmonger and his mother ran a sundries shop. Chagall relocated to Paris as an adult, where he joined an artist colony on the city’s outskirts and became committed to art. The World Wars impacted Chagall. The first one trapped him in Russia during a visit, and the second forced him to find asylum in the United States, where he became involved in set and costume design. After WWII’s end, he returned to France and, having been exposed to new artforms in the US, he continued to experiment and challenge the way he viewed art.