August Macke

1887 - 1914

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August Robert Ludwig Macke (3 January 1887 – 26 September 1914) was a German Expressionist painter. He was one of the leading members of the German Expressionist group Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider). He lived during a particularly active time for German art: he 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of August Macke has received more than 387,314 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). August Macke is the 259th most popular painter (down from 254th in 2019), the 670th most popular biography from Germany (down from 660th in 2019) and the 19th most popular German Painter.

August Macke was a German painter who was most famous for his paintings of landscapes and still lifes.

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Among painters, August Macke ranks 259 out of 2,023Before him are Federico Barocci, Ivan Kramskoi, Kamāl ud-Dīn Behzād, Salvator Rosa, Gentile da Fabriano, and Kees van Dongen. After him are Henri Fantin-Latour, Antoni Tàpies, Francesco Hayez, Franz Xaver Winterhalter, Giorgio Morandi, and Pierre Puvis de Chavannes.

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Among people born in 1887, August Macke ranks 34Before him are Leopold Ružička, Nadia Boulanger, Wolfgang Köhler, Nikolai Vavilov, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, and Lothar Rendulic. After him are Erich Mendelsohn, Kurt Schwitters, John Reed, James Paul Moody, Emilio Mola, and Alexander Archipenko. Among people deceased in 1914, August Macke ranks 16Before him are Carol I of Romania, Georg Trakl, Jean Jaurès, Ismail Gaspirali, Eugen Böhm von Bawerk, and August Weismann. After him are Georges Picquart, Eduard Suess, Ambrose Bierce, Maximilian von Spee, Alexander Samsonov, and Alphonse Bertillon.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, August Macke ranks 670 out of 7,253Before him are Karl Carstens (1914), Werner von Haeften (1908), Otto Grotewohl (1894), Manfred Eigen (1927), Berti Vogts (1946), and Georg Wittig (1897). After him are Pavlo Skoropadskyi (1873), Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria (1636), Wilhelmine Amalia of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1673), Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805), Ernst Mayr (1904), and Heinrich Louis d'Arrest (1822).

Among PAINTERS In Germany

Among painters born in Germany, August Macke ranks 19Before him are Otto Dix (1891), Anselm Kiefer (1945), Hans Baldung (1484), Lucas Cranach the Younger (1515), Gerhard Richter (1932), and George Grosz (1893). After him are Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805), Max Liebermann (1847), Gabriele Münter (1877), Max Beckmann (1884), Franz Stuck (1863), and Carl Spitzweg (1808).