|August Macke, who is considered the main representative of the Rhenish Impressionism, was a famous German painter of the group "The Blue Rider".
Born on January 03, 1887 in Meschede on the Ruhr.
Died in combat on September 26, 1914 in Perthesles-Hurles, Champagne.
After dropping out from his study, August Macke attended painting classes of Lovis Corinth in Berlin at the age of 20. His early work was to some extent still following the style of the Impressionists and Cézanne's work. It was not until 1910, when August Macke moved to the Tegernsee, where he learned to know Franz Marc who, in his turn, introduced him to Kandinsky introducing him into the ideas around the group "The Blue Rider". Unlike his fellow painters in whose exhibitions he took part, August Macke remained quite rooted in the representation world. As of 1912, motivated by a trip to Tunis together with Paul Klee and Moillet, Macke found more and more to his own style, which was devoted to the Rhenish Expressionism. Under the influence of Fauvism, Futurism, and the works by Dellaunay, Macke's famous street scenes are created, convincing by the depiction of a static, entirely colored world. August Macke fell, 27 years old, shortly after being drafted, on the western front in the Champagne province.