by Scholes, Robert
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Franz Marc (1880 - 1916)
He was born in Munich, Germany and studied at the Munich Art Academy. He traveled to Paris several times where he saw the work of Gauguin, Van Gogh, and the Impressionists. With Kandinsky, he founded the almanac Der Blaue Reiter in 1911 and organized exhibitions with this name. He was a principal member of the First German Salon d'Automne in 1913. At the beginning of World War I, he volunteered for military service and he died near Verdun. Marc was a leading figure in the German Expressionist movement.