Today's the birthday of artist Marc Chagall. Google has honored Chagall with a Google Doodle.
The Marc Chagall Wikipedia entry states, "After gaining a reputation as an artist, Chagall left St. Petersburg to settle in Paris to be near the burgeoning art community in the Montparnasse district, where he developed friendships with such avant-garde luminaries as Guillaume Apollinaire, Robert Delaunay, and Fernand LÃ©ger.
In 1914, he returned to Vitebsk and, a year later, married his fiancÃ©e, Bella. While in Russia, World War I erupted and, in 1916, the Chagalls had their first child, a daughter they named Ida.
Chagall became an active participant in the Russian Revolution."