Franz Mark Museum

The Franz Marc Museum in Kochel am See exhibits masterpieces by the painter
Franz Marc together with works of art by his contemporaries and other significant artists of the 20th century as permanent and changing exhibitions.

The Franz Marc Museum was founded in 1986 to present Franz Marc’s work – one of Bavaria’s most important artists in the 20th century – in the region that greatly inspired this artist.
As an academy student, Marc from Munich was drawn to the Kochel area for his painting studies. In 1908, he moved permanently to the Bavarian uplands and bought a house in Ried (in the municipality of Kochel am See) in 1914. He called the countryside around Kochel his “Blue Land”.

The Franz Marc Museum contains over 150 works from the estate of Franz Marc which are supplemented by various items on loan. You can also see here many personal items and written documents from his life, as well as works by his artist friends such as Paul Klee,
Gabriele Münter, Wassily Kandinsky and Alexej von Jawlensky.
The exhibition highlights how Franz Marc and his “Blauer Reiter” artist friends decisively influenced art: from the iconic to the symbolic to abstraction.

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