Lyonel Feininger

Born in New York to German Jewish parents in 1871, Lyonel Charles Adrian Feininger studied art in Munich. He began his career as a political cartoonist, and then a strip cartoonist, but began painting upon his arrival in Paris in 1907. He met Robert Delaunay and was influenced by the Cubism and Orphism movements. He joined the Blaue Reiter group in 1913 and was a colleague of Kandinsky while teaching at the Bauhaus in Weimar and in Dessau. When the Nazis rose to power, Feininger returned to the...See more