Today in 1916, German expressionist painter Franz Marc was fatally wounded at the Battle of Verdun.
To put it plainly, the work of Emil Nolde (1867-1956) is not well known enough on these shores. That’s why we’re publishing the first ever English language introduction of this extraordinary painter.
Emil Nolde (1867-1956), Mask Still Life III, 1911, oil on canvas, 74 x 78 cm, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
Franz Marc (1880 – 1916), Pferd in Landschaft (Horse in a Landscape), 1910, oil on canvas, 85 x 112 cm, Museum Folkwang Essen.
To our mind, Franz Marc is one of the greatest animal painters of the 20th century.