(1880 — 1916)

Franz Marc

Franz Marc

1880 — born on February 8th in Munich.
1899 — Matriculation as a philology student. Decision to become a painter.
1900 — studiedsat the Munich Academy with Gabriel Hackl and Wilhelm von Dietz.
1901 — Italy trip with the older brother Paul.
1903 — Longer stay in Paris and Brittany.
1904 — First of the 32 sketchbooks. Encounter with Annette von Eckhardt.
1905 — Becomes acquainted with Jean Bloé Niestlé, who encourages him to show animals.
1906 — Journey with his brother Paul to Greece and Mount Athos. Separation of Annette von Eckhardt.
1907 — Beginning of the friendship with Maria Franck. Second trip to Paris.
1908 — Drawing of a deer fries as the first major animal composition. Lithographs and animal sculptures are created.
1910 — Relocation to Sindelsdorf. Friendship with Bernhard Koehler, who supports him financially, as well as August Macke and Wassily Kandinsky, whose work is of great importance for his artistic development. First exhibition at Galerie Brakl in Munich.
1911 — Marries Maria Franck. Member of the “Neue Künstlervereinigung München”. Marc later resigns from the group alongside Kandinsky and others. Exhibition at Thannhauser. Co-fournding of  “Der Blaue Reiter”.“Der Blaue Reiter”’s first exhibition takes place in December.
1912 — Trip to Paris with August Macke to visit Robert Delaunay. He becomes acquainted with the futuristic painting in Berlin on the occasion of the exhibition at  “Der Sturm”. Publication of the almanac “Der Blaue Reiter”. Second exhibition “Der Blaue Reiter”. First woodcuts arise.
1913 — Together with Kandinsky, Klee, Kubin and Kokoschka plan for a Bible illustration. Marc chooses the first book of Moses and begins a woodcut sequence. Co-organization of the “Erster Deutscher Herbstsalon” in Berlin with Robert Delaunay, Herwarth Walden, August Macke and others.
1914 — Relocation to Ried. Approach to non-figurative painting. In August Marc is drafted for military service.
1916 — dies on the 4th of March.

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