The August Macke House in Bonn is the former home and studio of August Macke. The artist lived here with his family from the beginning of 1911 to August 1914.
In 1900 the Macke family moved to Bonn which then became the center of young August Macke's life. It was here that he and his future wife Elisabeth met each other in 1903 when both of them were still in school. And it was in Bonn that August Macke matured and developed into a widely known and admired artist.
In the autumn of 1910, when the young couple and their little son Walter returned to Bonn from the Tegernsee, Elisabeth's family gave them the late-classicist house on Bornheimer Strasse to live in. The house was located at what was then the outskirts of town, on the large premises of the company owned and operated by the Gerhardt family.
The top story was redone into a studio in accordance with the wishes and instructions of August Macke. It was here that he received his artist friends, among whom were Robert Delaunay, Max Ernst, and Franz Marc.
August Macke's most famous paintings were done here, as well as numerous works that show his view from the studio window onto the large garden and to the home's immediate surroundings. In addition, the artist created sculptures and designed craftworks here. Together with Franz Marc, Macke painted the 4 x 2 meter programmatic ›Paradise‹ on the wall of the studio in the autumn of 1912.
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