Lyonel Feininger

American, 1871–1956

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Lyonel Feininger

American, 1871–1956

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Though originally from New York, Lyonel Feininger spent a great deal of his career in Germany and is closely associated with the German Expressionist movement as well as the Bauhaus, where he was an active teacher and practitioner. Early Cubism and Futurism acted as significant sources of inspiration in the development of Feininger’s personal style, characterized by angular lines and transparent intersecting planes. When the Bauhaus was dissolved by the Nazi party in the late 1930s, Feininger returned to his native New York, adding a series of skylines and seascapes to his already prolific body of work.

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High auction record
$23m, Sotheby's, 2007
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Solo show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 3 more
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 11 more
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Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
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Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 3 more
Biography

Though originally from New York, Lyonel Feininger spent a great deal of his career in Germany and is closely associated with the German Expressionist movement as well as the Bauhaus, where he was an active teacher and practitioner. Early Cubism and Futurism acted as significant sources of inspiration in the development of Feininger’s personal style, characterized by angular lines and transparent intersecting planes. When the Bauhaus was dissolved by the Nazi party in the late 1930s, Feininger returned to his native New York, adding a series of skylines and seascapes to his already prolific body of work.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Auction
High auction record
$23m, Sotheby's, 2007
User
Solo show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 3 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 11 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 3 more
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