Details: Franz Marc (1880 - 1916), German Expressionist with some affinity to van Gogh. Our calendar displays his empathic images of animals in spirited forms and colors. This is a 16 Month Calendar
Franz Marc (February 8, 1880 - March 4, 1916) was one of the principal painters and printmakers of the German Expressionist movement. He was a founding member of 'Der Blaue Reiter' (The Blue Rider), an almanac the name of which later became synonymous with the circle of artists collaborating in it. Marc made some sixty prints, in woodcut and lithography. Most of his mature work portrays animals, usually in natural settings. His work is characterized by bright primary color, an almost cubist portrayal of animals, stark simplicity and a profound sense of emotion, which garnered notice even in his own time. Franz Marc's best known painting is probably Tierschicksale (also known as Animal Destinies or Fate of the Animals).