August Macke (1887—1914)

August Macke

“Legende”, 1913/14
Coloured crayon, watercolour and pencil on paper
16 x 9.4 cm

Biography

1887 — Born on January 3rd in Meschede.

1900 — The familiy moves to Bonn.

1903 — Aquaintance with Elisabeth Gerhard.

1904—1906 — Studies at the Düsseldorfer Kunstakademie and the Kunstgewerbeschule.

1907 — Student of Lovis Corinth.

1908—1909 — Military service.

1909 — Marries Elisabeth Gerhardt.

1909 — Moves to Tegernsee. Birth of the first son Walter.

1911 — Moves back to Bonn. Founding member of the artist group „Blauer Reiter“.

1912 — Participation in the Sonderbundausstellung, Cologne.

1914 — Journey to Tunis together with Paul Klee and Louis Moilliet. Drafted by the military.

1914 — Dies on 26. September in Perthes-lès-Hurlus in the Champagne.