Six artists lost in the Great War

Six artists lost in the Great War

The Great War ended the burgeoning careers of a number of artists. We have selected works by six artists who died between 1914-1918 - Umberto BoccioniAugust MackeFranz Marc, Antonio Sant'Elia, Egon Schiele, and Henri Gaudier-Brzeska.

Umberto Boccioni, “Forme plastiche di un cavallo” (Plastic forms of a horse), 1913/14.<br/>Oil on canvas, 40 × 40 cm. Private Collection.<br/>AKG995830
Umberto Boccioni, “Il bevitore” (The Drinker), 1914.<br/>Oil on canvas, 87.5 × 87.5 cm.<br/>Milan, Museum of Contemporary Art.<br/>AKG355977
Marc, Franz, “Horse in a landscape”, 1910.<br/>Oil on canvas, 85 × 112 cm. Essen, Museum Folkwang.<br/>AKG277620
Marc, Franz, “Three cats”, 1913.<br/>Oil on canvas, 72 × 102 cm.<br/>Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia Art Collection.<br/>AKG375729
August Macke, “Circusbild I: Kunstreiterin” (Circus I: Circus Rider), 1911.<br/>Oil on paper on canavs,<br/>47 × 63cm. Münster, Westfälisches Landesmuseum.<br/>AKG352442
August Macke, “Kleiner Zoologischer Garten in Braun und Gelb” (small zoological garden in brown and yellow), 1912.<br/>Oil on canvas, 47 × 68 cm.<br/>Baden-Baden, Museum Frieder Burda.<br/>AKG310116
Sant’Elia, Antonio,  “Power Station”, 1914.<br/>Drawing.<br/>AKG335080
The New City (La Citta Nuova), buildings and steps with four street levels by Antonio Sant’Elia. Black ink on paper, 1914, private collection<br/>AKG1339347
Egon Schiele, “Self-portrait with Chinese Lantern Fruit”, 1909.<br/>Oil and body paint on wood, 32.2 × 39.8 cm. <br/>Leopold Museum, Vienna, Austria.<br/>AKG387084
Female lovers / Female nude with puppet, 1915.<br/>Opaque paints and pencil, 32.5 × 49.5 cm.<br/>Vienna, Graphische Sammlung Albertina.<br/>AKG2083297
Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, "Maternité", 1913.<br/>Bronze, 27,5 x 29,5 x 20,5 cm.<br/>Bielefeld, Kunsthalle.<br/>AKG4053165
Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Hieratic Head of Ezra Pound, 1914. Marble. National Gallery of Art, Washington DC<br/>AKG5890225