Small Composition IV, 1914
Height: 18 in
Width: 24 in
An brightly-colored abstract painting of two striped semi-circles.
Franz Marc's father was a painter and influenced his son into the same profession. Marc began studying art when he was 20 years old at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. Although his painting are mainly inspired by animals and scenes of nature, but he portrays them in a style characteristic of many of his peers - Wassily Kandinsky, August Macke, and Lyonel Feininger – with whom he co-founded the seminal Der Blaue Reiter group, an artist collective that staged some of the first truly modern 20th century exhibits.