Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956) 

Eisenbahner, 1915 

(Railroad Workers)

Watercolor and ink on paper

9 3/8 x 12 11/16 in. (23.8 x 32.3 cm)

Signed and inscribed lower left: X L.F. Feininger

Dated lower right: Freitag d. 26 Nov. 1915

Titled lower center: EISENBAHNER

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Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956) 

Am Bahndamm, 1916

(On the train track)

Watercolor and ink on paper

9 3/4 x 12 1/2 in. (24.8 x 31.8 cm)

Signed lower left: Feininger

Dated lower right: Dienstag d. 26 Sept. 1916 

Titled lower center: AM BAHNDAMM

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Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956) 

Die Angler, 1915

(The Anglers)

Watercolor and ink on paper

9 9/16 x 12 3/8 in. (24.3 x 31.4 cm)

Signed lower left: Feininger

Dated lower right: November 1915

Titled lower center: Die Angler

Inscribed bottom left: X L.F.

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Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956)

(House in the Woods, Harz Mountains), 1918
Pencil on paper

4 1/8 x 6 5/16 in. (10.3 x 16.1 cm)

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Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956)

(Manor House in the Woods, Harz Mountains), 1918
Pencil on paper

4 1/8 x 6 3/8 in. (10.3 x 16.2 cm) 
Dated lower right: 15 VIII 18

 

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Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956)

(St. Trinitatis Church in Braunlage, Harz Mountains), 1918
Pencil on paper
3 15/16 x 6 1/4 in. (10 x 15.8 cm)

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Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956) 

(Sailing Ships and Steamer), 1918
Pencil on paper
2 13/16 x 3 7/8 in. (7 x 10 cm) 
Dated lower right: 23. IX. 18

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Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956) 

(Sailing Ships and Angler on the Shore), 1918
Pencil on paper

2 13/16 x 3 7/8 in. (7 x 10 cm) 

Dated upper right: 7. Okt. 1918

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Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956) 

(Figures on the Shore and Sailing Ships), 1918

Pencil on paper

2 13/16 x 3 7/8 in. (7 x 10 cm)

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Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956) 

(Rainy Day at the Beach), 1918

Pencil on paper

2 13/16 x 3 7/8 in. (7 x 10 cm) 

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Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956) 

(Anglers), 1918

Pencil on paper

2 13/16 x 3 7/8 in. (7 x 10 cm) 

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Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956)

(Sailing Boat near the Shore under Rainy Clouds), 1918

Pencil on paper

2 13/16 x 3 7/8 in. (7 x 9.8 cm)

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Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956) 

(Bathers and Sea), 1916

Ink on paper

6 1/4 x 8 in. (15.9 x 20.3 cm)

Signed lower left: Feininger

Dated lower right: 3. VI. 16 

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Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956) 

Gaberndorf, 1918

Watercolor and ink on paper

9 1/3 x 12 1/8 in. (23.7 x 30.8 cm)

Inscribed and signed lower left: X Feininger 

Dated lower left: Mittwoch d. 9. Jan. 1918

Titled lower center: Gaberndorf

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Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956) 

Niedergrunstedt VIII, 1916

Ink on paper

9 3/8 x 12 in. (23.8 x 30.5 cm)

Signed lower left: Feininger

Dated lower right: Sonnabend d. 30 Sept 1916

Titled lower center: NiederGrunstedt VIII

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Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956)

(Figures on the Shore and Steamer), 1918

Pencil on paper

2 13/16 x 3 7/8 in. (7 x 10 cm)

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Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956)

(Figures on the Beach and Ships on the Horizon), 1918

Pencil on paper

2 7/8 x 3 7/8 in. (7.4 x 9.8 cm)

 

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Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956)

(Figures on the Shore and Sailing Ships), 1918

Pencil on paper

2 13/16 x 3 7/8 in. (7 x 10 cm)

 

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Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956) 

Der Dampfer, 1915

(The Steamer)
Watercolor and ink on paper 

9 1/2 x 12 3/4 in. (24.1 x 32.4 cm)

Signed lower left: Feininger

Dated lower right: Sonnabend d. 18. Sept. 1915

Titled lower center: Der Dampfer

Inscribed bottom left: X L.F.

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CHRONOLOGY

Lyonel Feininger playing the piano in his home in Berlin, c. 1918

CHRONOLOGY

1871 Lyonel Feininger is born on July 17 in New York to Karl and Elizabeth Feininger; he is the first of three children.
1887 Leaves for Germany and starts studying at the General Vocational and Crafts School in Hamburg.
1888 Moves to Berlin and begins studying at the Royal Academy of Arts.
1892 Leaves the Academy and moves to Paris.
1893 Moves back to Berlin and starts working as a freelance cartoonist and illustrator.
1901 Marries Clara Fürst, birth of daughter Eleonora. 
1902 Birth of daughter Marianne.
1905 Meets Julia Berg (née Lilienfeld) and separates from his wife.
1906 Moves with Julia to Paris and their son Andreas is born. Works on two comic strips for The Chicago Sunday Tribune.
1907 Executes his first oil painting.
1908 Marries Julia in London, returns to Berlin.
1909 Birth of son Laurence.
1910 Birth of son T. Lux.
1911 Six paintings are shown at the Salon des Indépendants in Paris.
1913 Five paintings are shown at the Erster Deutscher Herbstsalon, organized by the Galerie Der Sturm in Berlin.
1917 First solo exhibition at the Galerie Der Sturm.
1919 Is appointed the first master of the Staatliches Bauhaus in Weimar.
1921 Composes his first fugue.
1926 Moves with the Bauhaus to Dessau as master without teaching duties.
1929 Works on a series of paintings for the City of Halle (Saale).
1931 Completes his Halle series. Retrospectives in Dresden, Essen, and at the Nationalgalerie in Berlin.
1934 Moves to Berlin-Siemensstadt.
1935 The National Socialists declare his art “degenerate.”
1936 Teaches a summer course at Mills College in Oakland, California.  
1937 Leaves Germany, teaches another summer course at Mills College and then settles in New York City.
1939 Works on murals for the 1939/1940 New York World’s Fair.
1942 One of his paintings is awarded a purchase prize by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
1944 Retrospective with Marsden Hartley at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
1945 Teaches a summer course at Black Mountain College in Asheville, North Carolina.
1956 Dies on January 13 in his New York apartment.

The Lyonel Feininger Project | Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings

The Lyonel Feininger Project | Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings

Achim Moeller founded The Lyonel Feininger Project in 1987 to prepare the catalogues raisonné, provide certificates of authenticity as well as exhibition consultation, and to conduct and support research related to the artist. The Lyonel Feininger Project, with premises in New York and Berlin, organizes scholarly exhibitions and maintains a 20,000-volume reference library.

Lyonel Feininger: The Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings by Achim Moeller can be accessed at feiningerproject.org.

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