Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956) is celebrated as a master of figurative painting, and a distinctive brand of cubism, but he also created a fascinating body of photographic work that is virtually unknown. Drawn primarily from the artist’s own collection (now at Harvard University), the exhibition focuses on Feininger’s rich and productive period between 1928 and the late 1930s, when the artist was experimenting with avantgarde photographic techniques. The photographs on show range from early atmospheric night views made at the Bauhaus in Weimar and Dessau to bird’s-eye views of New York City.
The exhibition will be presented at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles and at the Arthur M. Sackler Museum in Cambridge, MA (along with Feininger’s drawings and watercolours). It is organized in cooperation with the Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin; the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung Münchene J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.