Thursday, September 10, 2009

Franz Marc

German Expressionist Franz Marc was born in 1880.

by Franz Marc, 1912

by Franz Marc, 1913

The Little Monkey
by Franz Marc, 1912

by Franz Marc, 1913

Three Cats
by Franz Marc, 1913

Marc volunteered to join the army during World War I. I read that "his name was on a list of notable artists to be withdrawn from combat in World War I. Before the orders were carried out, he was struck in the head and killed instantly by a shell splinter during the Battle of Verdun (1916)."

I'm fascinated by the list of artists that the government wanted to save, but I didn't see any more information about that.

Here are other war-art links:
~ War Artists of WWI
~ Army Art Program
~ Artists' Masks Hid Wounds of World War I Soldiers
~ This Military Basic Training Is in Art

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