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Girls Under Trees by August Macke

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August Macke was a German Expressionist painter and one of the leading members of the group Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider). Macke studied at the Düsseldorf Academy from 1904 to 1906. During his first trip to Paris in 1907 he was profoundly influenced by the work of the Impressionist painters. In 1909 Macke again visted Paris and on this trip discovered the work of Henri Matisse and the other Fauve artists. This convinced Macke to use brighter, less-naturalistic colours, applied in broad brushstrokes. In 1911 Macke joined Der Blaue Reiter, which had been founded by Franz Marc and Wassily Kandinsky. In 1912 Macke met the French painter Robert Delaunay, who worked in a colourful Cubist influenced style. Subsequently, Macke introduced a Cubist style into his own paintings.