August Macke | the artist
The artist August Macke
Born Jan 3 1887, Meschede, Germany.
Died Sept 26 1914, Perthes-les-Hurlus (World War I), France.
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August Macke and the Rhenish Expressionists
Work of the artist. 1914
about the artist
August Macke (January 3, 1887 September 26, 1914) was one of the leading members of the German Expressionist group Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider). He lived during a particularly innovative time for German art which saw the development of the main German Expressionist movements as well as the arrival of the successive avant-garde movements which were forming in the rest of Europe. Like a true artist of his time, Macke knew how to integrate into his painting the elements of the avant-garde which most interested him.
August Macke began his studies in Düsseldorf in 1904 at the Kunstakademie. However he was truly inspired by his evening courses with printmaker Fritz Helmuth Ehmcke at the Kunstgewerbeschule.