August Macke

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Birthday
3, 1887
Birthplace
Meschede, Germany
Death Date
Sep 26, 1914 (27)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
3, 1887
Birthplace
Meschede, Germany
Death Date
Sep 26, 1914 (27)

About

German Expressionist artist known for his colorful landscape paintings; prominent in The Blue Rider group. Some of his works included "View into a Lane," a watercolor from 1914, and "Rokoko," an oil on canvas from 1912.

Before Fame

He worked as a stage and costume designer at the Schauspielhaus Düsseldorf while taking evening art classes with Fritz Helmut Ehmke and studying at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.

Trivia

He collaborated with Paul Klee and Robert Delaunay.

Family Life

He was the only child of building contractor and amateur artist August Friedrich Hermann Macke. He married Elisabeth Gerhardt in 1909.

Associated With

He was a close friend of German painter an d printmaker Franz Marc.