- Born: 8. February 1880 in München
- Died: 4. March 1916
Marc studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich from 1900 to 1903, where he met the painter August Macke, who later became his close friend and artistic partner. From 1903 to 1907, Marc traveled throughout Europe, where he was influenced by the French Post-Impressionists and the Fauvists and developed his own artistic vision.
From 1910 to 1914, Marc was one of the leading members of the Blue Rider Art Association, a group of artists who rejected traditional art conventions and founded a new art movement. Marc created many of his best-known works during this period, including his colorful and expressive paintings of animals, which became the hallmark of his style.
During World War I, Marc was drafted into military service. He did not survive his "education before Verdun" (Arnold Zweig) and fell at the front in France in 1916 at the age of only 36. Despite his short life, Marc had an enormous impact on the art world and left behind an impressive artistic legacy.
Marc was known for his expressive and colorful style as well as his love of nature and animals. His animal paintings, especially his blue horses, became symbols of Expressionism. His work was strongly influenced by the ideas of mysticism and spirituality, and he saw art as a way to connect more deeply with nature and spirituality.
Although he had a short career, Marc is considered one of the most important artists of the 20th century. His influence on modern art remains felt today, and his works are exhibited in some of the most important art museums in the world.
To our knowledge the art works on this page were created in the years from 1909 to 1914.
Franz Marc uses for the pictures shown here mostly the technique: Huile sur toile.
The pictures are predominantly assigned to the art direction Expressionism.
Franz Marc was mainly concerned with the following motives: Animals.
The art works of the artist are dominated by the colors green, brown and pastel.
4 works of the artist Franz Marc can be found here: Pinakothek der Moderne, München, Deutschland.