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         LYONEL  FEININGER     
         1871–1956

lyonel Feininger

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Nearly fifty years passed between Lyonel Feininger's departure from New York as a youth and his exile from Germany in 1937. Feininger began his career as a popular illustrator and went on to distinguish himself as a printmaker, painter, and teacher at the Bauhaus school of art and design. Forced out of Germany by Hitler's campaign against the makers of so-called degenerate art, Feininger was fascinated by the New York City to which he returned. The soaring lines of its tall buildings became a regular subject of his work.

Josef Breitenbach (18961984)
Gelatin silver print, 1948
Published summer 1949
ARTnews Collection, New York City
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