1880 - 1916
Education - Marc grew up in the studio of his father, Wilhelm Marc, who was a skilled self-supporting landscape painter. He later attended the Munich Academy of Art but dropped out.
Cause of Death - Franz Marc was a soldier in the trenches in World War 1. In the spring of 1916 he was killed instantly when shrapnel blew his head off, nearly decapitating him. He died at Verdun, France.
The Nazis defamed his work as “Entartete Kunst” in 1937 and seized all of his paintings on exhibit in public museums.
Franz Marc Quotations
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Forms from 1914 is my favorite Marc painting. This work was
unquestionably produced under the sway of Wassily Kandinsky. Franz Marc
is the originator of modern art. The `Blue Rider' group was founded by
Franz and his chum Kandinsky. As time passed, under Kandinsky' s sway
Marc turned increasingly to abstract art. His father labored as a
professor at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts. The young Franz initially
wanted to become a priest. Then he turned to philosophy. In 1900 he took
painting classes at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts and decided to purse
his love of painting. -- Kathryn Lynne Marcel, Berlin, Germany
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