3 January 1887: Birthday of August Macke, German-French painter (d. 1914) (Source)

Self-Portrait, 1906, August Macke – Notes Künstlergruppe »Der Blaue Reiter« Artists Group “The Blue Rider” (Source)

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. As an artist of his time, Macke knew how to integrate into his painting the elements of the avant-garde which most interested him.[1] Like his friend Franz Marc and Otto Soltau, he was one of the young German artists who died in the First World War. (Source)

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