September 2019: 105 Years since the Death of August Macke
September 2019: 105 Years since the Death of August Macke.
August Macke, 3 January 1887 – 26 September 1914,
German Expressionist painter.
Macke was one of the leading members of the German Expressionist group Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider). He lived during a particularly innovative time for German art and 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.
Macke's career was cut short by his early death in the second month of the World War I at the front in Champagne, France, on 26 September 1914. His final painting, Farewell, depicts the mood of gloom that settled after the outbreak of war. This was also the same year that he painted the famous painting, Türkisches Café in München (1914).