Prominent German Expressionist painter and printmaker who founded The Blue Rider art journal. He also created roughly 60 designs in woodcut and lithography. He went to the Academy of Great Arts in Munich, where he was trained with the famed Gabriel von Hackl and Wilhelm von Diez. He resided in France from 1903 until 1907, where in fact the power of Parisian artwork and culture significantly inspired him. His best-known functions included “Tierschicksale” (“Destiny of the Pets”) and “Die großen blauen Pferde” (“THE TOP Blue Horses”). He previously an extended, drawn-out affair with wedded antique seller Annette von Eckardt and was wedded twice, initial to Marie Schnuer, after that to Maria Franck. He was a colleague of Wassily Kandinsky.