Coedited by Franz Marc and Wassily Kandinsky, The Blaue Reiter Almanac ranks among the most important documents in the history of twentieth-century art. Reacting against the aesthetic conservatism of German society, the almanac attempted to demonstrate the complex origins of avant-garde art, juxtaposing the work of progressive artists with international examples of folk, tribal, and ancient art. Despite successful sales, plans for a second volume were dropped after the outbreak of World War I.


  • Title: Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider)
  • Creator Lifespan: 1880 - 1916
  • Creator Nationality: German
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Date Created: 1912
  • Physical Dimensions: w223 x h295 x d27 mm
  • Type: Illustrated books
  • Rights: Gift of Susan W. and Stephen D. Paine. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. All Rights Reserved.
  • External Link: http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/der-blaue-reiter-the-blue-rider-269247
  • Medium: Illustrated book with two color woodcuts, hand-colored linecut, and photo-offset reproductions
  • Illustrated by: Franz Marc and Wassily Kandinsky, published by R. Piper & Co.
  • City, state, country: Munich, Germany
  • Artist Information (Artist #2): Wassily Kandinsky, Russian, 1866–1944
  • Artist Information (Artist #1): Franz Marc, German, 1880-1916

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