deutscher Maler des Expressionismus. Er beteiligte sich an den beiden Ausstellungen des Blauen Reiters (1887-1914). A.L.S. „Dein Sohn August“. Paris. 18.10.1909. 8vo. 3 SS. Dazu 1 S. Nachschrift seiner Frau Lisbeth.
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From his honeymoon in Paris addressed to his mother in Siegburg with late birthday greetings. On their trip via Frankfurt, Colmar, and Bern, the young couple was accompanied by their friend, the painter Louis Moilliet: “[…] With all the fuss here in Paris, I have nearly forgotten your birthday. Even my wife, who normally thinks about this sort of thing, did not remember it, until just now. We have looked at each other in surprise realizing that the 16th is already past. The birthday letter for a dear mother by her loving son, however, will be early enough as it is.
You will be surprised to learn that we are now in Paris. We decided this quite quickly: M. Moilliet is this accompanying us. We get along very well. Now, three days ago, Walter arrived, and yesterday, Artur came too. Isn’t that wonderful! We are staying in a family hotel called ‘Lisbeth’ (full pension). All is excellent. We are considering staying here for the whole time since it is just so beautiful. Besides, I have met a painter through M. Moilliet who is extremely good and to whom I loo up. It is not sure, but quite likely that we will stay here. There really is no other city like Paris if it comes to living and painting. I think, Lisbeth has enjoyed herself, too. Only Walter has been telling us about the rest of the wedding, which seems to have been quite nice. We have been to Frankfurt, Colmar, Bern. In Bern, we have had a great time with Ms. Moilliet, wife of the colonel.” – Starting in October 1908, Macke had been in military service, a fact that had almost completely interrupted his artistic production. In October 1909, after having finished his military service, he married Elisabeth Gerhardt. The revenue Elisabeth got from her father’s legacy ensured their living. Thus, they were able to live comfortably, albeit not in luxury. IN 1910 and 1913, their sons Walter and Wolfgang were born. Their honeymoon led them to Paris, where Macke saw paintings by the Fauves and the Futurists. After that, by the end of October, the couple moved to Tegernsee, where Schmidtbonn had invited them. The following year, spent in the quiet solitude of Upper Bavaria, turned out to be one of extreme productivity..