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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Feininger, Lyonel Charles Adrian 1871-1956. American-born artist who was influenced by cubism and the Bauhaus movement and developed a delicate geometric style with intersecting planes of translucent colors.

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  • The absence of human agents reflects what can only be described as Feininger's longing for stability which he allegedly found, at least in part, when summering in Deep.

    Alexander Adler: Lyonel Feininger: At The Edge of The World

  • But even by then, critics like Clement Greenberg were promoting Abstract Expressionism over figurative modernism, and Feininger began his fadeout.

    A Divided Artist Comes Home

  • Despite his yearnings for his home country, family and success caused Feininger to stay in Germany until the Nazi assault on modernist art forced him to flee in 1937, with $2 in his pocket.

    A Divided Artist Comes Home

  • This picture, along with others in this gallery, harks back to Feininger's work as an illustrator, samples of which are on view in an adjacent room.

    A Divided Artist Comes Home

  • The exhibition, curated by Barbara Haskell with Sasha Nicholas, introduces Feininger with his early paintings; they are figurative, whimsical, often humorous depictions of life in German villages in the early 1900s, rendered in brilliant, often unnatural colors.

    A Divided Artist Comes Home

  • Lyonel Feininger Family, LLC/ARS Feininger's 'Carnival in Arcueil' 1911 When he died 55 years ago, Feininger was heralded as a pioneer of American modernism.

    A Divided Artist Comes Home

  • Once he left Europe and settled in Manhattan, Feininger's works grew sparer still, though more fluidā€”images of his new city rendered in a looser style, minus the depth.

    A Divided Artist Comes Home

  • A month before he turned 66, Feininger started all over again in the U.S.

    A Divided Artist Comes Home

  • During these years, Feininger also took up photography, using lighting effects to produce lovely atmospheric works.

    A Divided Artist Comes Home

  • The yellow houses in "Carnival" are just a few steps away from these beginnings, and in the paintings that follow, Feininger's style grows more distinctive and more experimental.

    A Divided Artist Comes Home

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