1880 Franz Marc is born in Munich.
1900 Having initially resolved to study theology and philosophy, Marc decides to become a painter. He studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich.
1902 During the summer, Marc works at Kochel in Bavaria. 1903 Visits Paris. On his return he curtails his studies at the Academy.
1906 Marc accompanies his brother Paul on a trip to Greece.
1907 During a brief stay in Paris Marc is inspired by the paintings of Gauguin and van Gogh.
1908 Spends the summer in Bavaria where his deep affinity with animals becomes more marked.
1910 Develops a close friendship with Auguste Macke. Macke’s uncle Bernhard Koehler funds both artists. This enables Marc to move from Munich to Sindelsdorf in Upper Bavaria. Meets Vasily Kandinsky and Alexei Jawlensky.
1911 An exhibition of Marc’s work is held at Galerie Thannhauser in Munich. Kandinsky and Marc are instrumental in founding Der Blaue Reiter group. First exhibition of the group at Galerie Thannhauser.
1912 In May Der Blaue Reiter Almanac is published, edited by Marc and Kandinsky. It is recognized as a seminal manifesto. Marc and Auguste Macke visit Robert Delaunay in Paris.
1914 Registers as a volunteer at the outbreak of war.
1916 Marc is killed during the battle of Verdun.
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Franz Marc - Selected Works
1902 Cottages on the Dachau Marsh , Kochel, Franz Marc Museum
1903 Children in a Boat , Bremen, Kunsthalle
1905 Hay Wagon, Kochel, Franz Marc Museum
1908 Larch Sapling, Cologne, Museum Ludwig
1910 Siberian Dogs in the Snow, Washington DC, National Gallery of Art
1910 Horse in a Landscape, Essen, Folkwang Museum
1911 Yellow Cow , New York, Guggenheim Museum
1911 Dog Lying in the Snow, Frankfurt, Städelsches Kunstinstitut
1911 Monkey Frieze, Hamberg, Kunsthalle
1911 Large Blue Horses, Minneapolis, Walker Art Center
1911 The Bull, New York, Guggenheim Museum
1912 Mountains, San Francisco, Museum of Modern Art
1912 Deer in a Monastery Garden, Munich, Lenbachhaus
1912 Deer in the Forest II, Munich, Lenbachhaus
1912 In the Rain, Munich, Lenbachhaus
1912 Little Yellow Horses, Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie
1912 The Red Bull , Moscow, Pushkin Museum
1913 The Unfortunate Land of Tyrol, New York Guggenheim Museum
1913 The Fate of Animals, Basel, Kunstmuseum
1913 Stables, New York Guggenheim Museum
1913 The Enchanted Mill, Chicago, Art Institute
1914 Composition III, Hagen, Karl Ernst Osthaus Museum
1914 Animals in Landscape , Detroit, Institute of Arts
1914 Deer in the Forest, Karlsruhe, Staatliche Kunsthalle