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Lyonel Feininger

 (1871 - 1956)
Lyonel Feininger was active/lived in New York, California, New Jersey.  Lyonel Feininger is known for cubist townscape, architecture.

Lyonel Feininger

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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 Jewish parents, son of violinist Karl Feininger and singer Elizabeth Cecilia (Lutz) Feininger.  He moved to Germany in 1887 intending to study music but taking drawing lessons in Hamburg instead.  He moved to Berlin in 1888, enrolling at t  ...  Displaying 750 of 4615 characters.

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About  Lyonel Feininger

Born:  1871 - Elizabeth, New Jersey
Died:   1956 - New York, New York
Known for:  cubist townscape, architecture