Franz Marc

1880-1916

H

QUOTES

(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 them.”

“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.

TIMELINE

1880

Born 8 February in Munich.

1900

Initially studied theology then studied under Hackel and Diez at the Munich academy until 1903.

1902

Visited Italy.

1903

Visited France. Saw the Impressionists.

1906

Visited Greece.

1907

2nd visit to Paris. Saw the Impressionists but lasting effect of Van Gogh.

1909

Moved to Sindelsdorf (Upper Bavaria).

1910

Gave lessons in Anatomy up until this year.

Friendship with August Macke. Contacts with the Neue Kunstlervereinigung in Munich. Friendship with Kandinsky.

1911

Member and later third president of the Neue Kunstlervereinigung. With Kandinsky, organized the first Blauer Reiter exhibition.

1912

Visited Paris again, this time with Macke. Edited the Der Blaue Reiter almanac with Kandinsky, published in Munich.

1914

Moved to Ried (Upper Bavaria). Called up for military service.

1916

Killed 4 March at Verdum.