Elizabeth Reading (artist’s wife). August Macke (German, 1887-1914).

August Macke

Macke made a unique contribution to Expressionism through his harmonious and simple scenes of everyday life.

Macke was fascinated by the power of color to construct space and distance, permitting him to make figures and surroundings equally important. He ordered his abbreviated forms in carefully balanced color variations, avoiding the frequently apocalyptic and fantastic forms of his friends of the Blue Rider Group.