August Macke, ‘»Bildnis Walter Gerhardt, lesend«’, 1907, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Pencil on Japan paper, Ludorff
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August Macke

»Bildnis Walter Gerhardt, lesend«, 1907

Pencil on Japan paper
12 × 16 1/2 in
30.5 × 42 cm
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Location
Düsseldorf
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Ludorff
Düsseldorf

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Marked "4 -" by a third hand The drawing depicts Walter Gerhardt (Bonn 1886 – 1958 Bonn), biologist, chemist, and brother of Macke’s …
August Macke
German, 1887–1914
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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.”

August Macke, ‘»Bildnis Walter Gerhardt, lesend«’, 1907, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Pencil on Japan paper, Ludorff
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Ludorff
Düsseldorf

Confirmation by Ursula Heiderich, Syke

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Marked "4 -" by a third hand The drawing depicts Walter Gerhardt (Bonn 1886 – 1958 Bonn), biologist, chemist, and brother of Macke’s …
August Macke
German, 1887–1914
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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.”

August Macke

»Bildnis Walter Gerhardt, lesend«, 1907

Pencil on Japan paper
12 × 16 1/2 in
30.5 × 42 cm
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Location
Düsseldorf
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