Russian-born Chagall (1887-1985) moved to Paris in 1920 where he developed his personal style of highly imaginative and decorative works. Although he created his first lithographs while living in Germany in 1922, he did not come back to working in this medium until after the war. In 1947 Chagall returned to France after six years in New York during the Nazi occupation of France. After 1950, he began a collaboration with the publisher Mourlot in Paris. At the age of 63 Chagall began to make lithographs from scratch. The lithographic medium was ideally suited to Chagall's temperament, and Chagall found great satisfaction in exploring its possibilities. On the morning of his death on March 28, 1985, Chagall drew his last lithograph in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France.