Franz Marc was a German painter, watercolorist and printmaker. Majority of his work reflects a common theme of nature and animals. In particular, Marc regarded animals as uncorrupted symbols of spiritual renewal. In his work, it is clear that he rejected naturalistic use of color and instead, used cosmic unity of figure and landscape, matter and spirit. Throughout his career, he made approximately 200 drawings and watercolor. However, the Nazis condemned Franz Marc as a degenerate and removed 130 of his works from public collections in the early 1900s.