August Macke, ‘Am Thuner See, Picknick nach dem Segeln’, 1913, Ludorff

Signature: On the verso titled by Elisabeth Macke and marked »Gelb-Blau, Öl auf Papier, no. G. 31« Catalogue Raisonné by Heiderich 1997 no. 380

Museum de Fundatie, »Wilden. Expressionisme van ›Brücke‹ en ›Der blaue Reiter‹«, Zwolle 2016; Kunstmuseum Thun, »August Macke und die Schweiz«, Thun 2013; Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte/Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, »August Macke. Aquarelle«, Münster/Madrid 1997/98; Kunsthalle Emden/Museum Ulm/Kunstmuseum Bonn, »August Macke. Gesang von der Schönheit der Dinge«, Emden/Ulm/Bonn, 1992/93; Internationaler Kunsthandel im Martin-Gropius-Bau, »Orangerie ’91«, Berlin 1991

Museum de Fundatie, »Wilden. Expressionisme van ›Brücke‹ en ›Der blaue Reiter‹«,, Zwolle 2016, ill. p. 144; Helen Hirsch/Klara Drenker-Nagels (ed.), »August Macke und die Schweiz«, Kunstmuseum Thun/August-Macke-Haus Bonn, Ostfildern 2013, p. 52; Ursula Heiderich, »August Macke. Aquarelle. Werkverzeichnis«, Ostfildern 1997, no. 380; Andrea Firmenich/Ursula Heiderich (ed.), »Gesang von der Schönheit der Dinge. Aquarelle und Zeichnungen«, Kunsthalle Emden/Museum Ulm/Kunstmuseum Bonn, Cologne 1992, no. 108, p. 169; Internationaler Kunsthandel im Martin-Gropius-Bau, »Orangerie ’91«,, Berlin 1991, p. 289

Elisabeth Macke; Private Collection; Karl und Faber, Munich (1990); Nierendorf, Berlin (1991); Private Collection Berlin

About August Macke

German expressionist painter August Macke was a member of Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider), a group that included Wassily Kandinsky and centered on the idea of expressing the spiritual through art. Macke was influenced by travels and encounters in Switzerland, Paris, Italy, the Netherlands, and Tunisia, and he cycled through styles including impressionism, futurism, fauvism, and cubism. The artist developed an oeuvre that combined many of these styles into bright, planar paintings featuring natural landscapes of rolling hills and turn-of-the century life. After his death during World War I in 1914, fellow Blaue Reiter member [Franz Marc](/artist/franz-marc praised Macke in his obituary as "the one who gave colors the brightest and purest tone of us all.”

German, 1887-1914, Meschede, Germany, based in Perthes, France