Condemned by the Nazis as a degenerate artist, Franz Marc (1880-1916) was a
German painter whose stark linearity and emotive use of color eloquently
expressed the pain and trauma of war. In work such as his celebrated Fate of
the Animals, Marc created a raw emotional expression of primitive violence
which he called a premonition of the war which would eventually be the cause
of his own untimely death at the age of 36.