Franz Marc

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

Franz Marc - Featured Paintings

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