Marc was born in Munich, Germany, as the second
son of a mother from the Alsace. She gave her
children a strict Calvinistic and bilingual
(all of Marc's letters are written in French)
education and a father, who had studied law,
but at his birth worked as a professor in painting
at the Munich Academy.
1911 and 1912, Marc creates his most famous
horse paintings and exhibits, together with
Kandinsky, at the Frankfurter Kunstsalon M.
Goldschmidt & Co. Marc marries Maria Franck
in London, but for legal reasons, this union
is not recognized in Germany.