Marc Chagall, artist
July 7, 1887-March 28, 1985
Lives of the Artists: Masterpieces, Messes (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt (Harcourt, 1995)
Chagall, a Russian painter, studied in Paris, was arrested during a Nazi raid, and later released because of American intervention. He worked everyday up until his death at 97.
Go to the Guggenheim Museum for a short bio of Chagall and collection selections.