August Macke


August Macke was born in Meschede, Free State of Prussia, Germany on January 3rd, 1887 and is the Painter. At the age of 27, August Macke biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 3, 1887
German Empire
Place of Birth
Meschede, Free State of Prussia, Germany
Death Date
Sep 26, 1914 (age 27)
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August Macke Life

August Macke (3 January 1887 – September 1914) was a German Expressionist painter.

He was one of the founding members of the German Expressionist group Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider).

He lived during a particularly experimental period for German art: the emergence of the major German Expressionist movements as well as the emergence of the successive avant-garde movements which were gaining in the rest of Europe.

Macke knew how to incorporate the elements of the avant-garde that piqued his interest.

Early life

August is a student at the University of On 3 January 1887, Robert Ludwig Macke was born in Germany, in Meschede, Westphalia. He was August Friedrich Macke (1845-1904), a building contractor and amateur artist, and his mother, Maria Florentine, née Adolph (1848-1922), who came from a farming family in Westphalia's Sauerland area. Macke was born in Cologne and became a mentor of Hans Thuar, who also became an artist, shortly after August's birth. Macke and his family migrated to Bonn, where Macke studied at the Realgymnasium and met Elisabeth, Walter Gerhardt's sister, who married Jude a few years later.

The first artistic works to make a mark on the boy were his father's drawings, the Japanese prints acquired by his friend Thuar's father, and Arnold Böcklin's collection, which he saw on a visit to Basel in 1900. Macke's father died in 1904, but Macke enrolled at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in the midst of Adolf Maennchen's (1904-1906). During this period, he took evening classes under Fritz Helmut Ehmke (1905), did some work as a costume designer at the Schauspielhaus Düsseldorf, and visited northern Italy (1905) and Belgium (1906).


August Macke Career

Artistic career 1907–1914

Macke lived the bulk of his creative life in Bonn, with the exception of a few weeks in Switzerland's Lake Thun, and several trips to Paris, Italy, the Netherlands, and Tunisia. Macke enjoyed the Impressionists' work in Paris, and shortly after returning to Berlin, he spent a few months in Lovis Corinth's studio. His style emerged during the period of French Impressionism and Post-impressionism, and later went through a Fauve period. He married Elisabeth Gerhardt in 1909. Macke met Kandinsky in 1910, trotz his friendship with Franz Marc, and for a short period, the non-objective aesthetics and the mystical and symbolic interests of Der Blaue Reiter were shared.

Macke's 1912 meeting with Robert Delaunay in Paris was to be a sort of revelation for him. Macke's art from that time onwards was influenced by Delaunay's chromatic Cubism, which Apollinaire had named Orphism. His Windows Windows can be regarded as a personal interpretation of Delaunay's Windows, as well as the simultaneity of images discovered in Italian Futurism.

Macke and Louis Moilliet's exotic atmosphere aided in the creation of the luminist approach to his last period, during which he created a series of masterpieces. August Macke's work can be characterized as Expressionism (in its original German flourishing between 1905 and 1925) as well as Fauvism. The paintings tend to emphasize emotions and moods rather than reproducing objective reality, rather than reproducing objective reality, which invariably distorts tone and form.

Macke's career was cut short by his early death in the second month of the First World War in Champagne, France, on September 26, 1914. Farewell is his artist's last painting, which captures the sense of gloom that has emerged after the outbreak of war. This was also the year he painted the famous painting Türkisches Café in München (1914).