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 Lyonel Feininger  (1871 - 1956)

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Lived/Active: New York/California/New Jersey      Known for: cubist townscape, architecture

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BIOGRAPHY for Lyonel Feininger
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Birth
1871 (Elizabeth, New Jersey)
 
Death
1956 (New York, New York)

Lived/Active
New York/California/New Jersey


Self portrait - SELF PORTRAIT AS PUPPETEER
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


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cubist townscape, architecture

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Modernism
An abstract modernist, Lyonel Charles Adrian Feininger was part of the German  avant-garde of the early twentieth century and one of the early teachers at the Bauhaus in Weimar, Germany in 1919, founded by architect Walter Gropius.  In 1921, he had a joint exhibition with Paul Klee at the Weimar Museum.

With Cubist style and evocative color, he depicted modern life, especially factories, bridges, ships, harbors, and buildings.

Feininger was born in New York City to German (showing 500 of 4627 characters).



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