Born on June 11 in Berlin, the youngest son of Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956).
Together with his family, he moves to Weimar where his father had been appointed Master at the Bauhaus.
Studies under Josef Albers, Vassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, and Oskar Schlemmer at the Bauhaus in Dessau.
Gives up photography to pursue painting and develops a pictorial language all his own.
Immigrates to the United States.
First solo exhibition at the Julian Levy Gallery in New York.
Teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.
Teaches at Harvard University.
Teaches at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He will write of this experience: "The interrelationship between subject-matter and form has for me been the real fascination of painting from my early days on. Clarity regarding this traffic between sensuous and intellectual attitudes came to me by way of teaching on the adult level, and this again led me to explore formal geometrical relations for a while."