Artist

T. Lux Feininger

Mentone, 1976
Oil on canvas
18 1/8 x 25 1/8 in. (46.2 x 63.8 cm)
Signed lower left: T. Lux F.
Signed, dated and titled on verso:
T. Lux F. 1976 "Mentone"

Studio Scraps I, 1988
Oil on board
14 1/8 x 27 5/8 in. (36.1 x 70.2 cm)
Signed lower right
Signed, dated, and titled on reverse

The Song the Syrens Sang, 1986

Searching the Spiritual, 1983
Oil on board
14 x 19 3/4 in. (35.5 x 50.2 cm)
Signed lower right: T. Lux F.
Signed and dated on verso: T. Lux F. 1983

Cubist Picture, 1974
Oil on board
19 x 24 in. (48.2 x 61 cm)
Signed lower right: T. Lux F.
Signed, dated, titled and dedicated on verso:
T. Lux Feininger 1974 Cubist Picture (dedicated to Juan Gris)
 

Schiff im Golf von Siam, 1931
Oil on canvas
13 3/8 x 26 1/4 in. (33.97 x 66.68 cm)
Signed lower right: LUX.
Signed on verso: T. Lux (F.)

Chronology

1910

Born on June 11 in Berlin, the youngest son of Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956).
 

1919

Together with his family, he moves to Weimar where his father had been appointed Master at the Bauhaus.
 

1926-29

Studies under Josef Albers, Vassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, and Oskar Schlemmer at the Bauhaus in Dessau.

 

1929

Gives up photography to pursue painting and develops a pictorial language all his own.
 

1936

Immigrates to the United States.

 

1947

First solo exhibition at the Julian Levy Gallery in New York.
 

1950-52

Teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.
 

1953-62

Teaches at Harvard University.
 

1962-75

Teaches at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He will write of this experience: "The interrelationship between subject-matter and form has for me been the real fascination of painting from my early days on. Clarity regarding this traffic between sensuous and intellectual attitudes came to me by way of teaching on the adult level, and this again led me to explore formal geometrical relations for a while."