Franz Marc was born on February 8, 1880 in Munich. and died on March 4, 1916 in Braquis near Verdun is one of the leading representatives of German expressionism. Animal painter, engraver, pastel, watercolor, lithographer, writer,. He belongs to "Der Blaue Reiter" group In 1907, he rediscovered Paris (after a first visit in his youth) and the art of Van Gogh and Gauguin. His palette became lighter and in 1909, thanks to his encounter with August Macke, he began to be known and come into contact with many artists. In 1911, he met Wassily Kandinsky, with whom he created Der Blaue Reiter, a group of avant-garde painters. Then in 1912, he turned to abstraction, his first work of this style is "Composition I", painted in December 1913. In 1914, he volunteered on the front, where he continues to work in a small notebookm, mainly on abstract design. He was hit by shrapnel during a reconnaissance ride and died in March 1916 in Braquis, near Verdun.