Lyonel Feininger  (American/German, 1871-1956) 

Want to know more about Lyonel Feininger? Read a detailed biography on the artist’s homepage

envelope Get email alerts about this artist!  
Artworks for sale (64)
In Art Galleries (65)
Dealers selling (41)
Dealers Buying (3)
In Upcoming Auctions (1)

Sold Artworks
In Past Auctions (4032)

Exhibitions (4)
Auctions (1)
Art Fairs (1)

artnet Magazine
Articles (31)

More Information
artnet Analytics Reports
Market Reports
* paid service

Biography & Links

Lyonel Feininger Biography
1871   Born Léonell Charles Feininger in New York, NY, USA
1888   Attended the Königliche Akademie where he studied under painter Ernst Hancke, Berlin, Germany
1889   Worked as a caricaturist for the weekly magazine Humoristische Blätter, Berlin, Germany
1890   Attended the Jesuit-run College St. Servais in Liège, Belgium
1891   Returned to Berlin and enrolled at the art school of Karl Schlabitz, Berlin, Germany
Returned to the Königliche Akademie, Berlin, Germany
1892   Moved to Paris where he spends the next six months and visited the art school of the Italian sculptor Filippo Colarossi, Paris, France
1942   Received a Recipient: acquisition prize for Gelmeroda XIII at the Artists for Victory Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum, New York, NY, USA
1945   Instructor Black Mountain College, Black Mountain, NC, USA
1947   Elected president of the Federation of American Painters and Sculptors
1955   Elected member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters
1956   Died in New York, NY, USA
Selected Exhibitions
2012   Lyonel Feininger: Photographs 1928–1939, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2011   Feininger at Harvard: Drawings, Watercolors, and Photographs, Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen, Berlin, Germany and Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
Sommergäste. Von Arp bis Werefkin - Die Klassische Moderne in Mecklenburg und Pommern, Staatliches Museum Schwerin, Germany
2010   Feininger in the Harz, Moeller Fine Art, Berlin, Germany (solo exhibition)
2009   Your Uncle Feininger: Comics, Fairy Tales, and Toys, Moeller Fine Art, Berlin, Germany (solo exhibition)
2007   Lyonel Feininger: Unique and Rare Prints from Quedlinburg, Moeller Fine Art, New York, NY, USA (solo exhibition)
2004   Lyonel Feininger & Mark Tobey: Years of Friendship 1944 - 1956, Moeller Fine Art, New York, NY, USA
1949   Museum of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA, USA
1944   Lyonel Feininger and Marsden Hartley, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA
1942   Artists for Victory, Metropolitan Museum, New York, NY, USA
1929   Nineteen Living American Artists, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA
1920   Anger-Museum, Erfurt, Germany
1904   The Great Berlin Art Exhibition, Berlin, Germany
Selected Public Collections
  Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
  Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
  Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
  Städel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
  Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
  Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY
  Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2007   Mossinger, Ingrid. Lyonel Feininger: The Loebermann Collection Drawings/ Watercolors/ Prints.. New York: Prestel Publishing, 2007
1991   Hess, Hans. Lyonel Feininger. Stuttgart, Germany: Kohlhammer, 1991