The Cover Section Editor: M. Therese Southgate,
MD, Senior Contributing Editor.
Invited by Franz Marc and Wassily Kandinsky to join the newly formed
avant-garde artists' group Der Blaue Reiter (The
Blue Rider) (JAMA cover, March 1, 2000), Mathias Heinrich Ernst Campendonk
(1889-1957) became its youngest member. He had been "discovered" the previous
year by another member, Auguste Macke, whose cousin Helmut Macke shared a
studio with Campendonk in the small, provincial Rhineland town of Krefeld.
To survive in what they perceived as a highly materialistic age, Kandinsky
and Marc had founded Der Blaue Reiter to "give artistic
form to inner nature, ie, spiritual experience."
Southgate MT. Landscape. JAMA. 2000;283(10):1255. doi:10.1001/jama.283.10.1255