Franz Marc. Febuary 8 th , 1880 – March 4 th , 1916. Photograph of Marc Franz. Franz was one of the principal painters and printmakers of the German Expressionist Movement. Born in 1880 in the German town of Munich. His father was a professional landscape painter. .
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Febuary 8th, 1880 – March 4th, 1916
Franz was one of the principal painters and printmakers of the German Expressionist Movement. Born in 1880 in the German town of Munich. His father was a professional landscape painter.
In 1911 he formed the Der Munich, Germany. In 1903 to 1907 he went to France to study and visited museums. Blaue Reiter artist circle. He showed several of his works in the first Der Blaue Reiter exhibit at the Thannhauser Galleries in Munich between Dec 1911 and Jan 1912.
When World War I broke out in August 1914 Marc immediately enlisted. During the war, he produced his Sketchbook from the Field. His name was on a list of notable artists to be withdrawn from combat. Before the orders could be carried out Marc died on March 4, 1916, during the Battle of Verdun.
During 1936 and 1937 Franz Marc’s artwork was condemned by the Nazis as ‘degenerate art’ and 130 of his works were stripped from German Museums.