Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956)

Stillleben mit Apfelsinen, 1909

(Still Life with Oranges)

Oil on canvas

31 5/8 x 39 11/16 in. (80.3 x 100.7 cm)

 

Moeller 047 | Private collection

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Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956)

(Diabolospielerinnen I), 1909

(Diabolo Players I)

Oil on canvas

15 3/8 x 26 1/8 in. (39.2 x 66.2 cm)

 

Moeller 046 | Private collection

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Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956)

Promenade, 1908

Oil on canvas

15 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. (39.4 x 29.2 cm)

 

Moeller 039 | Private collection

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Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956)

(Menschen am Strand), 1912

(Figures on the Beach)

Oil on canvas

17 1/2 x 27 5/16 in. (44.5 x 69.2 cm)

 

Moeller 093 | Private collection

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Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956)

Benz (I), 1912

Oil on canvas

15 7/8 x 19 1/8 in. (40.4 x 48.5 cm)

 

Moeller 092 | Private collection

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Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956)

Die Lokomotive mit dem großen Rad (II), 1915

(The Locomotive with the Big Wheel [II])

Oil on canvas

22 1/8 x 47 5/16 in. (56.2 x 120 cm)

 

Moeller 148 | Private collection

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Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956)

Mellingen V, 1918

Oil on canvas

31 1/2 x 39 3/8 in. (80 x 100 cm)

 

Moeller 199 | Private collection

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Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956)

Gothen, 1919

Oil on canvas

31 1/2 x 39 3/8 in. (80 x 100 cm)

 

Moeller 206 | Private collection

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Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956)

Niedergrunstedt IV, 1914

Oil on canvas

31 1/2 x 39 1/2 in. (80 x 100.3 cm)

 

Moeller 132 | Private collection

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Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956)

(Nachtvögel), 1921

(Nighthawks)

Oil on canvas

23 5/8 x 19 11/16 in. (60 x 50 cm)

 

Moeller 234 | Private collection

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Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956)

Regentag, 1915

(Rainy Day)

Oil on canvas

39 3/8 x 31 1/2 in. (100 x 80 cm)

 

Moeller 154 | Private collection

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Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956)

(Weißer Mann mit rotem Regenschirm und grüne Dame), 1926

(White Man with Red Umbrella and Green Lady)

Oil on canvas

22 13/16 x 17 7/8 in. (57.8 x 45.4 cm)

 

Moeller 283 | Private collection

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Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956)

Windmühle bei Usedom, 1927

(Windmill, Usedom)

Oil on canvas

16 11/16 x 24 13/16 in. (42.5 x 63 cm)

 

Moeller 293 | Staatliches Museum Schwerin, Schwerin (G 3735)

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Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956)

Benz, 1924

Oil on canvas

15 x 18 13/16 in. (38.1 x 47.6 cm)

 

Moeller 251 | Private collection

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Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956)

Kleine Hafenstadt, 1922

(Small Harbor)

Oil on canvas

15 13/16 x 21 5/16 in. (40 x 54 cm)

 

Moeller 241 | Private collection

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Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956)

(Der Pulverturm II), 1934

(Diabolo Players I)

Oil on canvas

19 7/16 x 28 3/8 in. (49.4 x 72.1 cm)

 

Moeller 378 | Private collection

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Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956)

Glasscherbenbild, 1927

(Broken Glass)

Oil on canvas

28 3/8 x 27 5/8 in. (72 x 70 cm)

 

Moeller 294 | Private collection

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Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956)

Kirche über der Stadt, 1927

(Church above the Town)

Oil on canvas

31 1/2 x 39 3/8 in. (80 x 100 cm)

 

Moeller 304 | Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt am Main

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Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956)

Schären-Kreuzer, 1930 

(Skerry-Cruisers)

Oil on canvas

17 11/16 x 29 5/8 in. (45 x 75 cm)

 

Moeller 337 | Private collection

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Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956)

Harbor of Memory, 1950

(Erinnerung an einen Hafen)

Oil on canvas

23 11/16 x 30 in. (60.1 x 76.2 cm)

 

Moeller 517 | Private collection

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Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956)

Dunes and Breakwaters (Sea at Deep, Baltic), 1939  

(Dünen und Wellenbrecher [Meer bei Deep, Ostsee])

Oil on canvas

31 5/8 x 39 1/2 in. (80.3 x 100.3 cm)

 

Moeller 407 | Private collection

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Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956)

Evening Clouds (Flaming Clouds), 1945  

(Abendwolken [Flammende Wolken])

Oil on canvas

19 x 34 in. (48.2 x 86.3 cm)

 

Moeller 479 | Private collection

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Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956)

Fenris Wolf, 1954  

Oil on canvas

20 x 30 in. (50.8 x 76.2 cm)

 

Moeller 554 | Private collection

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Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956)

(Weird Moon), 1945  

(Geheimnisvoller Mond)

Oil on canvas

24 x 36 in. (60.9 x 91.4 cm)

 

Moeller 473 | Private collection

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Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956)

Moonwake, 1945  

(Im Kielwasser des Mondes)

Oil on canvas

30 x 23 1/2 in. (76.2 x 59.7 cm)

 

Moeller 477 | Private collection

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Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956)

(Factory at Night), 1952  

(Fabrik bei Nacht)

Oil on canvas

18 x 22 in. (45.7 x 55.8 cm)

 

Moeller 538 | Kunsthandel Wienerroither & Kohlbacher, Vienna

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Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956)

Manhattan (from the “Earle”), 1944

(Manhattan, vom “Earle” aus gesehen)

Oil on canvas

35 1/8 x 28 1/8 in. (89 x 71.3 cm)

 

Moeller 463 | Private collection

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Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956)

Composition: Gables I, 1951

(Komposition: Giebel I)

Oil on canvas

15 1/8 x 24 1/4 in. (38.4 x 61.6 cm)

 

Moeller 529 | Private collection

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Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956)

Chapel in the Woods, 1943

(Kapelle im Wald) 

Oil on canvas

18 7/8 x 15 in. (48 x 38 cm) 

 

Moeller 450 | Private collection

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Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956)

Gaberndorf, 1953  

Oil on canvas

15 x 24 in. (38.1 x 60.9 cm)

 

Moeller 549 | Private collection

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Chronology

Lyonel Feininger at the Seaside, 1932

Photo: T. Lux Feininger

Chronology

1871 Lyonel Feininger is born on July 17 in New York to Karl and Elizabeth Feininger; he is the first of three children.
1887 Leaves for Germany and starts studying at the General Vocational and Crafts School in Hamburg.
1888 Moves to Berlin and begins studying at the Royal Academy of Arts.
1892 Leaves the Academy and moves to Paris.
1893 Moves back to Berlin and starts working as a freelance cartoonist and illustrator.
1901 Marries Clara Fürst, birth of daughter Eleonora. 
1902 Birth of daughter Marianne.
1905 Meets Julia Berg (née Lilienfeld) and separates from his wife.
1906 Moves with Julia to Paris and their son Andreas is born. Works on two comic strips for The Chicago Sunday Tribune.
1907 Executes his first oil painting.
1908 Marries Julia in London, returns to Berlin.
1909 Birth of son Laurence.
1910 Birth of son T. Lux.
1911 Six paintings are shown at the Salon des Indépendants in Paris.
1913 Five paintings are shown at the Erster Deutscher Herbstsalon, organized by the Galerie Der Sturm in Berlin.
1917 First solo exhibition at the Galerie Der Sturm.
1919 Is appointed the first master of the Staatliches Bauhaus in Weimar.
1921 Composes his first fugue.
1926 Moves with the Bauhaus to Dessau as master without teaching duties.
1929 Works on a series of paintings for the City of Halle (Saale).
1931 Completes his Halle series. Retrospectives in Dresden, Essen, and at the Nationalgalerie in Berlin.
1934 Moves to Berlin-Siemensstadt.
1935 The National Socialists declare his art “degenerate.”
1936 Teaches a summer course at Mills College in Oakland, California.  
1937 Leaves Germany, teaches another summer course at Mills College and then settles in New York City.
1939 Works on murals for the 1939/1940 New York World’s Fair.
1942 One of his paintings is awarded a purchase prize by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
1944 Retrospective with Marsden Hartley at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
1945 Teaches a summer course at Black Mountain College in Asheville, North Carolina.
1956 Dies on January 13 in his New York apartment.

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