Happy Birthday Franz Marc !

The Illustrators Journal

The story of this great painter is tragic and stands as a tentpole against the futility of war and the senseless killing of the potential of mankind. WE’ll never know what Marc would’ve been able to accomplish had he lived a normal lifespan. We do however have the works he created which are a great testament to his talent and vision.

Franz Marc (February 8, 1880 – March 4, 1916) was a German painter and printmaker, one of the key figures of the German Expressionist movement. He was a founding member of Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider), a journal whose name later became synonymous with the circle of artists collaborating in it.

Franz Marc was born in 1880 in Munich, then the capital of the Kingdom of Bavaria. His father, Wilhelm, was a professional landscape painter, and his mother Sophie was a strict Calvinist

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