Lyonel Feininger

(New York 1871 - 1956 New York)

Feininger is born to German parents in the United States. In 1887, the family relocates to Germany. He studies in Hamburg, Berlin, and Paris. In 1911, he meets Robert Delaunay, under whose influence he subsequently makes work in a style he calls “Prismaism.” From 1919 until 1933, he teaches at the Bauhaus; he becomes a member of the artists’ group “Blaue Vier.” In 1937, he emigrates to the U.S.