The famous house on Pokrovskaya Street, in which the artist’s childhood and youth passed, was built by his father in the early 1900s on the right bank of the Western Dvina. During the war, the brick building was badly damaged by the bombing and fire – and miraculously survived.
The most famous native of Vitebsk, Marc Chagall is one of the brightest representatives of the world avant-garde of the 20th century. In the legacy of the master – paintings, paintings for illustrations by Andre Breton, Blaise Cendrars, Guillaume Apollinaire, ballet “Aleko” by Leonid Massine and “Firebird” by George Balanchine, painting of the Paris Opera Garnier, as well as sculpture, ceramics, graphics … All his life the artist kept a trembling love for his native city: his roofs, temples, people are on every shagalovsky linen. Vitebsk House Museum represents one of the richest collections of Chagall in the world – more than 300 original graphic works and reproductions of the most famous paintings.