Born on 01.11.1881 in Berlin, died on 25.01.1968 in Weimar. He was German painter and sculptor. His art studies begun in 1896 at the Handwork School in Berlin, later at the State Art School between 1901 and 1903 and finally at the Royal Art Academy in Berlin, in the class of prof. Bruno Paul and Max Koch. His paintings can be found today in the Fina Art museums in Hannover, Essen, Erfurt and Gdansk. Detailed artist biography can be found on:

Franz Markau visited Macedonia first in the period 1917-18 as a soldier and later in the period around 1945. Several tempera and oil paintings made around 1917 and 1918 are listed in his catalogue of his works.

Franz Markau (1881 –1961) Ushkub (Skopje) small mosque, 1919 oil tempera on canvas
Franz Markau (1881 –1961) Ushkub (Skopje) small mosque, 1919 oil tempera on canvas

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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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