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Lyonel Feininger


 


 

Lyonel Feininger

born July 17, 1871, New York City
died Jan. 13, 1956, New York City


American artist whose paintings and teaching activities at the Bauhaus brought a new compositional discipline and lyrical use of colour intothe predominantly Expressionistic art of Germany.

Feininger left the United States for Germany in 1887 to study music but decided to become an artist instead. He studied painting in Hamburg, Berlin, and Paris between 1887 and 1893 and then worked as a cartoonist for German humour magazines and the Chicago Tribune. About 1910, under the influence of the Cubists—especially Robert Delaunay—he began to paint important canvases and soon established his own style, utilizing prismatic interpenetrating planes of colour. This work, with its intersecting light rays, so impressed the artistsof the avant-garde Blaue Reiter (“Blue Rider”) group that Feininger was invited to exhibit with them in Berlin in 1913.

After World War I Feininger joined the staff of the Bauhaus workshops. The structural direction of his own work was closely akin to the aim of the Bauhaus: a synthesis of art, science, and technology. In 1936, after the Nazis came to power, Feininger returned to the United States, where he remained.
 

 

 

Marktkirche von Halle


 

Gross-Kromsdorf I

1915


 

Hopfgarten
1920


 

Harbor

1944


 

Sunset

1930


 

Regler Church, Erfurt

1930


 

Gelmeroda III
1913


 

The Bicycle Race
1912


 

Storm Brewing
1939


 

Zirchow VII
1918


 

The Green Bridge II
1916


 

Spook I
1940


 

Village
1927


 

Zirchow VI


 

Uprising
1910


 


The Disparagers
1911


 


Viaduct
1920


 

Manhattan I
1940


 

The River
1940


 

The Bridge I
1913



 


The Kin-der-Kids
from The Chicago Sunday Tribune
1906


The Kin-der-Kids Abroad
from The Chicago Sunday Tribune
1906



 

 


The Kin-der-Kids Pass Sandy Hook Light
from The Chicago Sunday Tribune
1906


The Kin-der-Kids (Abroad)
 from The Chicago Sunday Tribune
1906



 

 


Piemouth Comes to the Rescue of the Kin-der-Kids
from The Chicago Sunday Tribune
1906


The Kin-der-Kids Make a Lucky Haull
from The Chicago Sunday Tribune
1906

 

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