- Also known as
primary name: Macke, August
- individual; painter/draughtsman; German; Male
- Life dates
- Painter. Born in Meschede on the Ruhr, Macke studied in Düsseldorf at the Akademie and Kunstgewerbeschule from 1904 to 1905, and then in Berlin under Lovis Corinth from 1907 to 1908. After moving to Tegernsee near Munich in 1910, he befriended Franz Marc and joined the Neue Künstlervereinigung and then Der Blaue Reiter. In 1912, Macke journeyed to Paris with Marc and Paul Klee to visit Robert Delaunay. In 1914, Macke travelled once again with Klee, this time to Tunis, where he produced a series of watercolours. On 26 September 1914, Macke, drafted as a soldier in World War I, was killed in action at Perthes, Champagne. In addition to painting, Macke also created pottery, woodcarvings and a few prints, as well as design work for carpets, tapestries and wall-hangings, which were later executed by his wife.
- Vriesen, G. 'August Macke'. Stuttgart: W. Kohlhammer, 1953.
Erdmann-Macke, E. 'Erinnerung an Auguste Macke'. Stuttgart, 1962.
Macke, W, ed. 'Auguste Macke - Franz Marc Briefwechsel'. Cologne, 1964.