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Franz Marc

1880 - 1916

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Franz Moritz Wilhelm Marc (8 February 1880 – 4 March 1916) was a German painter and printmaker, one of the key figures of German Expressionism. He was a founding member of Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider), a journal whose name later became synonymous with the circle of artists collaborating in it. His mature works mostly are animals, and are known for bright colors. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Franz Marc has received more than 937,070 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Franz Marc is the 129th most popular painter (up from 132nd in 2019), the 298th most popular biography from Germany (up from 302nd in 2019) and the 9th most popular German Painter.

Franz Marc was a German painter and printmaker, one of the key figures of the German Expressionist movement. He was a founding member of Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider), a journal whose name later became synonymous with the circle of artists collaborating in it.

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Among PAINTERS

Among painters, Franz Marc ranks 129 out of 2,023Before him are Gustave Moreau, Parmigianino, Gerrit Dou, Hans Memling, John Constable, and Carl Larsson. After him are Jean Fouquet, Jan Steen, Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, Jan Brueghel the Elder, Fernand Léger, and Hans von Aachen.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1880, Franz Marc ranks 11Before him are Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Fedor von Bock, Oswald Spengler, Robert Musil, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, and George Marshall. After him are André Derain, Ludwig Beck, Manuel Azaña, Paul Hausser, Ze'ev Jabotinsky, and Werner von Fritsch. Among people deceased in 1916, Franz Marc ranks 10Before him are Ernst Mach, Yuan Shikai, Henryk Sienkiewicz, William Ramsay, Klas Pontus Arnoldson, and Élie Metchnikoff. After him are Odilon Redon, Umberto Boccioni, Richard Dedekind, Henry James, Sholem Aleichem, and Charles de Foucauld.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Franz Marc ranks 298 out of 7,253Before him are Hans Memling (1435), Sophie Scholl (1921), Martin Behaim (1459), Otto IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1175), Karl May (1842), and Helmut Schmidt (1918). After him are Robert Bunsen (1811), Maximilian II of Bavaria (1811), Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (1955), Hermann Hoth (1885), Michael Wittmann (1914), and Moses Mendelssohn (1729).

Among PAINTERS In Germany

Among painters born in Germany, Franz Marc ranks 9Before him are Caspar David Friedrich (1774), Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472), Max Ernst (1891), Matthias Grünewald (1480), Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880), and Hans Memling (1435). After him are Hans von Aachen (1552), Albrecht Altdorfer (1480), Emil Nolde (1867), Otto Dix (1891), Anselm Kiefer (1945), and Hans Baldung (1484).