About the artist
Franz Marc (February 8, 1880 – March 4, 1916) was a German Expressionist painter and printmaker. He was a founding member of Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider), an influential group of artists in Munich. His works were heavily influenced by the works of Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin, as well as the abstract elements of the French and Russian avant-garde. Marc was a deeply spiritual person and believed that art should express the spiritual in nature. He was killed in World War I at the age of 36.
Also associated with: Der Blaue Reiter, Expressionism, World War I, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, French and Russian avant-garde.