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Munich, Bavaria, Germany — Southern Germany (Scarplands and Alpine Region)
 

Franz Marc

 
 
Franz Marc Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 21, 2009
1. Franz Marc Marker
Inscription.
Hier wurde am 8.Februar 1880 der Maler Franz Marc geb. Gest. am 4.1.1916 bei Verdun. Er war mitbegründer der Künstlervereinigung „Der Blaue Reiter“.

Translated, the marker reads:
The painter Franz Marc was born here on February 8, 1880. Died at Verdun on March 4, 1916. He was the co-founder of the 'Blue Rider' art circle.
 
Location. 48° 8.13′ N, 11° 33.655′ E. Marker is in Munich, Bavaria. Marker is on Schillerstrasse near Pettenkofferstrasse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Schillerstrasse 35, Munich, Bavaria 80336, Germany.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Franz Marc (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Gottfried Keller (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); The Wilhelminische or Old Academy Building (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); The Church of Saint Michael (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Miesbach to Munich Power Transmission (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); The Expansion of the Church of Our Lady Lane (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Cathedral Church of Our Lady (approx. one kilometer away); Georg Lankensperger (approx. one kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Munich.
 
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Marker Detail - Depiction of Franz Marc image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 21, 2009
2. Marker Detail - Depiction of Franz Marc
Marc studied art at Munich's Academy of Fine Arts, starting in 1900. In 1911, he and August Macke founded "Der Blaue Reiter" art group. He was killed by shrapnel to the head in the Battle of Verdun in France in 1916. Marc's works were labeled "degenerate art" by the Nazis and removed from German museums in 1937.
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Also see . . .  Franz Marc. Wikipedia.org's entry for Franz Marc. (Submitted on September 11, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicNotable Persons
 
Marker Detail - Depiction of a Rider. image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 21, 2009
3. Marker Detail - Depiction of a Rider.
Der Blaue Reiter group lasted from 1911 through 1914, and consisted of Franz Marc, August Macke, Wassily Kandinsky, Lyonel Feininger, and several others. The group shared a common desire to express spiritual truths through their art, as mediated through the symbolic and spiritual associations of color, in an expressionistic or post-impressionistic manner.
Franz Marc's Birthplace image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 21, 2009
4. Franz Marc's Birthplace
The yellow building, Schillerstrasse 35, is Franz Marc's birthplace. The marker is visible just to the left of the front door.
<i>Blaues Pferd I</i> by Franz Marc, 1911 image. Click for full size.
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5. Blaues Pferd I by Franz Marc, 1911
Blaues Pferd I (Blue Horse I), one of Marc's best known paintings, exemplifies his penchant for depicting animals in bold colors. The painting is owned by the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau in Munich.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,500 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 10, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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