Lyonel Feininger

American , 1871 - 1956

Intending to continue his early education in music, Lyonel Feininger went to Germany in 1887, and instead decided to study art in Berlin and Paris. He first gained popularity as an illustrator for German satirical magazines in the 1890's, and then as a cartoonist with his comic strips, "The Kin-der-Kids" and "Wee Willie Winkie's World" (1906-7) for the "Chicago Sunday Tribune."

In 1908, Feininger turned his attention to painting, and was influenced by German Expressionist groups such as Die Brücke and Blaue Reiter. In 1919, Walter Gropius appointed Feininger as master in charge of the printing workshop at the Bauhaus. Until the closing of the Bauhaus by the Nazis in 1933, Feininger continued to teach there, and his prints were often included in Bauhaus publications, a famous example of which is his woodcut "Cathedral of Socialism" (1909).

In 1937, Feininger relocated to Oakland, California to teach at Mills College, and then returned to his native New York. His work was well received in America; in 1938, he designed murals for the World's Fair, and in the following years he won prizes from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Worcester Art Museum. He was elected president of the Federation of American Painters and Sculptors, and granted membership in the National Institute of Arts and Letters.
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Die Grüne Brücke (The Green Bridge)

1910

Alice Adam Ltd.

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Vorstadt I

1924

Jörg Maass Kunsthandel

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Die Eisenbahnbrücke (Railroad Viaduct)

1919

Alice Adam Ltd.

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Townhall and New Moon

1918

Gallery Neptune & Brown

$5,500 - $12,000

Das Tor Ribnitz (Town Gate, Ribnitz)

1912

Keith Sheridan, LLC

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The Gate (Das Tor)

1912

Harris Schrank Fine Prints

$12,000 - $35,000

Cruising Sailing Ships 2

1919

Harris Schrank Fine Prints

$5,500 - $12,000

Die Architektur (Architecture), also Stadtbild (Cityscape)

1920

Keith Sheridan, LLC

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Das Tor (The Gate)

1912

Keith Sheridan, LLC

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Stadt auf dem Berg - Mont Saint-Michel (City on the Mountain - Mount St. Michel)

1918

Alice Adam Ltd.

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