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Lyonel Feininger

(American/German, 1871–1956)

barque with yellow sails and pier with figures by lyonel feininger

Lyonel Feininger

Barque with Yellow Sails and Pier with Figures, 1935

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strassentypen ii by lyonel feininger

Lyonel Feininger

Strassentypen II, 1908

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Biography

Timeline

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

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

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

Literature

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