- By Norman Fine
Franz Marc was a pioneer in the birth of abstract art at the beginning of the twentieth-century. He was born on February 8, 1880, in Munich, Germany and studied at the Munich Art Academy. He traveled to Paris several times where he saw the work of Gauguin, Van Gogh, and the Impressionists.
Marc was a founder in 1911 of the Blaue Reiter group, an influential circle of artists who produced exuberantly colored works based on emotional themes. Much of Marc’s work featured animals---dramatic groups of horses in particular.
The original oil painting of Foxes hangs in the Kuntsmuseum in Dusseldorf, but Giclee prints are available for purchase.