(around 1907) “Art is nothing but the expression of our
dream; the more we surrender to it the closer we get to the inner truth of
things, our dream-life, the true life that scorns questions and does not see
“We are staunch and true and in rather a champagne
mood.” Franz Marc wrote to August Macke in December of 1911 after the opening
of the first Blue Rider exhibit in Munich at the Thannhauser gallery along side
the exhibition of the group they had just quit, The New Artists Alliance.
Born 8 February in Munich.
Initially studied theology then studied under Hackel and
Diez at the Munich academy until 1903.
Visited France. Saw the Impressionists.
2nd visit to Paris. Saw the Impressionists but
lasting effect of Van Gogh.
Moved to Sindelsdorf (Upper Bavaria).
Gave lessons in Anatomy up until this year.
Friendship with August Macke. Contacts with the Neue
Kunstlervereinigung in Munich. Friendship with Kandinsky.
Member and later third president of the Neue
Kunstlervereinigung. With Kandinsky, organized the first Blauer Reiter
Visited Paris again, this time with Macke. Edited the Der
Blaue Reiter almanac with Kandinsky, published in Munich.
Moved to Ried (Upper Bavaria). Called up for military
Killed 4 March at Verdum.