Franz Marc was a highly skilled German expressionist artist who was a significant part of Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider), which helped bring about developments in contemporary art and included Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky, whose style was somewhat similar to Franz Marc.
This website looks into the career and life of this creative German painter and displays a gallery of his most famous paintings. There are also links besides the images of his work which takes you through to the Art.com Franz Marc prints gallery where you can buy your own copy of his original paintings to add to your home or office wall.
Germany has a long reputation for producing impressive artists who left a clear influence on the direction of European art and Franz Marc is certainly another who left an important legacy behind.
His career was at the very start of the 20th century and despite only lasting for under 20 years he was still able to deliver a significant number of high quality paintings that remain much loved today and for this reason his career remains well known.
Franz Marc is known to have followed the work of Vincent van Gogh which is surprising considering how the Dutchman was not generally respected during his own lifetime and shortly afterwards. Franz Marc shows an inciteful and independent mind in following Van Gogh who was later to become so much loved across the world.
There is certainly some influence on Franz Marc as a result of this appreciation for Vincent when you consider the brightness of colour that both used within their work as well as the highly expressive style that each incorporated into their paintings. There are more Franz Marc paintings here too.
In recent years there have been some high prices attributed to sales of Franz Marc original paintings, though rarely do any now come up for auction due to the great popularity of the painter which means most will hold onto their prized assets.
Up to now the highest price for a Franz Marc painting is around $5m but that was around the late 1990s, so any new sales would likely be far higher, particularly when considering other recent sales for related artists.