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Exhibition

Lyonel Feininger at the Bauhaus: Visions of City and Sea 1919–1933

100 Years Bauhaus

May 6 – July 26, 2019

(Stiller Tag am Meer III), 1929, (Calm at Sea III)

(Stiller Tag am Meer III), 1929

(Calm at Sea III)

Oil on canvas

19 5/16 x 14 5/16 in. (49 x 36.2 cm)

 

Moeller 323

Dorf, 1923, (Village)

Dorf, 1923

(Village)

Watercolor and ink on paper

11 x 15 in. (27.9 x 38.1 cm)

Barkentine, 1924, (Barquentine)

Barkentine, 1924

(Barquentine)

Watercolor and ink on paper

9 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. (24.1 x 31.8 cm)

Gaberndorf,1927, Charcoal and ink on paper

Gaberndorf,1927

Charcoal and ink on paper

11 5/16 x 16 1/8 in. (28.6 x 41 cm)

Düne am Abend, 1928, (Dune at Evening)

Düne am Abend, 1928

(Dune at Evening)

Charcoal, ink, and watercolor on paper

11 1/4 x 16 in. (28.6 x 40.6 cm)

Nacht-Bild II, 1929, (Night Picture II)

Nacht-Bild II, 1929

(Night Picture II)

Charcoal on paper

11 5/8 x 14 7/8 in. (29.5 x 37.8 cm) 

Quimper, 1931, Watercolor and ink on paper

Quimper, 1931

Watercolor and ink on paper

18 5/8 x 11 7/8 in. (47.3 x 30.2 cm)

Kutter Fremad, 1933, (Cutter Fremad)

Kutter Fremad, 1933

(Cutter Fremad)

Watercolor and ink on paper

9 3/8 x 11 7/8 in. (23.8 x 30.2 cm)

(Sailing Ship), c. 1934, Watercolor and ink on paper

(Sailing Ship), c. 1934

Watercolor and ink on paper

9 3/8 x 7 1/8 in. (9.2 x 18.1 cm)

(Railroad Viaduct), 1919, Woodcut on yellow Kozo paper

(Railroad Viaduct), 1919

Woodcut on yellow Kozo paper

Sheet: 15 x 19 1/2 in. (38.1 x 49.5 cm)

Print: 13 1/8 x 16 3/4 in. (33.3 x 42.5 cm)

 

Prasse W 163

Masken, 1920, (Masks)

Masken, 1920

(Masks)

Woodcut on pink paper

Sheet: 9 7/8 x 7 5/8 in. (25 x 19.4 cm)

Print: 5 1/2 x 4 in. (14 x 10.2 cm)

 

Prasse W 193

Das Tor, 1920, (The Gate)

Das Tor, 1920

(The Gate)

Woodcut on Japanese laid paper

Sheet: c. 19 1/8 x 22 3/8 in. (48.4 x 56.8 cm)

Print: 16 1/6 x 17 3/4 in. (40.8 x 41.5 cm)

 

Prasse W 227 I

(Fishing Boats), 1921, Woodcut on tissue paper

(Fishing Boats), 1921

Woodcut on tissue paper

Sheet: 16 1/2 x 19 1/8 in. (41.8 x 48.5 cm)

Print: 12 3/8 x 14 7/8 in. (31.4 x 37.8 cm)

 

Prasse W 245

(Church), 1923, Woodcut on yellow Japanese Kozo paper

(Church), 1923

Woodcut on yellow Japanese Kozo paper

Sheet: 8 7/8 x 6 13/16 in. (22.5 x 17.3 cm)

Print: 5 3/8 x 3 5/8 in. (13.7 x 9.2 cm)

 

Prasse W 247 I

(Village Church), 1923, Woodcut on paper

(Village Church), 1923

Woodcut on paper

Print: 3 3/8 x 5 3/8 in. (8.8 x 13.7 cm)

 

Prasse W 248

Press Release

Moeller Fine Art is pleased to show the exhibition "Lyonel Feininger at the Bauhaus: Visions of City and Sea 1919-1933" on the occasion of the 100 year anniversary of the Bauhaus on display at our New York gallery from May 3 to July 26, 2019 and will feature fifteen watercolors, drawings, and prints by Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956) created between 1919 and 1933. I'm particularly proud that thee painting Calm at Sea III, 1929 (Moeller 323) can also be shown in this exhibition. 

Lyonel Feininger was the first and last master at the Bauhaus. He was appointed by Walter Gropius in 1919, subsequently became head of the graphic workshop of the Bauhaus, and when the Bauhaus moved to Dessau he stayed on as a master without any teaching obligations. When his master house in Dessau was searched by Nationalsozialists in 1933 he left Dessau moved to Berlin and in 1937 back to his native New York. Every year Feininger remembered the day he and Gropius boarded the train from Berlin to Weimar on Gropius' birthday on May 18, 1919. On May 17, 1949 he wrote to Gropius:

 

"Dear Gropi!

30 years ago we both set forth on that memorable railway trip to Weimar. Not only was the day full of wonder and enchantment for myself; it was also your birthday, and that made it all the greater a festival. For me, it meant the decisive turning-point in my quiet artistic life; something unforgettable, quite amazing to contemplate, 'Weimar'! 'Das Bauhaus'! -- !! and for you, it must have been a very happy day also: your Birthday, and you returning to the work you had just commenced at the 'Bauhaus', der Himmel voller Geigen! [heavenly] […]"