Born in Krefeld on 27.1.1891, died in Hemmenhofen am Bodensee on 8.9.1936. Cousin of the famous German painter August Macke. Studied art with the Dutch artist Jan Thorn-Prikker (1868-1932) at the Krefeld School of Arts and Crafts. In 1910/11 he got in touch with the very progressive group of German artists that identified themselves under the name of “Blue Rider” and in 1912 he got in touch with another important art group called “The Bridge”.

Helmuth Macke visited Macedonia in the period 1915-1919 where he produced several remarkable expressionistic landscape watercolors from the Dojran lake and Dojran front. After the war, he lived in Krefeld and Bonn. In 1929 he won the Rome price, in this period he worked with Karl Rotluff-Schmidt (1884-1976) and Hendrik Campendonk (1889-1957). His works of art can be found in the Krefeld Art Museum, Hannover City Museum, Leipzig Museum, and Ahlen Art Museum.

Few Macedonian watercolors from Dojran front are “Landschaft Mazedonien 1918”, sold by auction house Geble, Radolfzell on 14.06.2008 (lot number 600) for 1800 euro, “Landschap Mazedonien 1918” signed and titled: “Dojran Juni 1918”, auction house Peter Karbstein, Dusseldorf, on 02.03.2002 (lot nr: 297), estimated on 5000 euro and “Mazedonische Küstenlandschaft am Doiran See 1918”, sold by the auction house Villa Grisebach, Berlin on 27.11.1993, (lot number : 186) for 6906 euro.

Helmuth Macke (1891 – 1936) Macedonian Landscape near Dojran Lake 1918, watercolor
Helmuth Macke (1891 – 1936) Macedonian Landscape near Dojran Lake 1918, watercolor
Helmuth-Macke-1891-–-1936-Macedonian-Landscape-near-Dojran-coast-1918-watercolor
Helmuth Macke 1891-–-1936 Macedonian Landscape near Dojran Lake 1918 watercolor
Helmuth-Macke-1891-–-1936-Soldiers-in-trench-Dojran-Front-1916-watercolor
Helmuth Macke 1891 - 1936 Soldiers in trench Dojran Front 1916 watercolor

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This lexicon is a result of my 15 years long period of researching & documenting the personalities and the artworks of the foreign painters, sculptors, illustrators, and photographers having visited different spots of the geographic territory of Macedonia, there having created works of art there over a 100-years long period i.e. between 1850-1950. Their presence and artwork in the Macedonian milieus represent a notable cultural heritage to the international linkage of the ethnic Macedonians as well as to all the ethnicities living in the picturesque territory of Macedonia and the cultures of modern-day countries spread over parts of the geographic territory of Macedonia. Witnessing the artistic contributions of the foreign artist, we are proud of their Macedonia-themed creative works and experiences. I believe that their artworks, having been inspired and created over the vast region of Macedonia, unite us all in these challenging times, and under the facts and the values of the artistic beauty.

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