Considered one of the most important artists of the Bauhaus, Feininger Lyonel known for its romantic paintings and descriptions of churches and pristine seascapes. Less known are his expressionistic figurative compositions, photographs and miniature hand-carved and painted their wooden figures and buildings, known as the City on the edge of the world and the Whitney Museum of American Art hosts these days in a retrospective .
In this exhibition the museum has for the first time all aspects of Feininger art and makes a lavish description of his career, which had close relations with groups and key institutions in the development of modern art, Cubism, Blue Rider, the Blue Four or Black Mountain College. The exhibition will travel to the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal on January 16, 2012.
Born and raised in New York, Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956) with sixteen years moved to Germany, where he became one of the leading figures of German Expressionism and the Bauhaus. He returned to New York in late 1930, fleeing the Nazi campaign against modern art and his marriage to abstract art made him a renowned artist and beloved in America.