Franz Marc was a German artist known for his paintings of scenes from nature and animal life. Born in 1880 in Munich, Germany, Marc grew up in a wealthy family and studied art at the Academy of Arts in Munich. He was influenced by the artistic movements of his time, particularly Expressionism and Fauvism, which emphasized emotion and bright colors. His works, which often included scenes from nature and animal life, were filled with vibrant colors and expressive forms. Marc was also active as an art theorist and wrote many articles on Expressionism and Fauvism. In 1911, he co-founded the artistic movement Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider), which brought together many Expressionist and Fauvist artists of the time. Unfortunately, Marc did not have the opportunity to see the long-term impact of his work, as he died in combat during World War I in 1916 at the age of 36. However, his determination to express the essence of life and nature in his works has made him an important artist of Expressionism and Fauvism.

Year of birth : 1880
Year of death : 1916
Nationality : Germany
Pictorial movement : Expressionism
Famous works : Blue Horses (1911), La Vache jaune (1911), Les renards (1913), Formes combattantes (1914)