Franz Marc, 1880-1916, was one of the key painters of the German Expressionist movement. The artist founded The Blue Rider. Most of mature oil painting by Franz Marc portrays animals, usually in natural settings. His art is characterized by bright primary color, an almost cubist portrayal of animals, stark simplicity and a profound sense of emotion. One of the best-known Franz Marc paintings is Fate of the Animals, which hangs in the Kunstmuseum Basel. In 1999, The Waterfall was sold for $5.06m, is a record for 20th-century German painting. -- The Copyright of Scripts is Reserved by Toperfect.