Author(s): Ulrich Luckhardt
Elegant sailing ships, expansive seascapes, crystal - clear spread - out views of architecture - with his unique pictorial language and range of subjects Lyonel Feininger became one of the most important artists of Classic Modernism, whose works remain very popular to this day. It was in Paris that Lyonel Feininger (1871 - 1956) abandoned his successful career as a caricaturist and began a life as an independent artist. Initially his pictures are peopled with grotesque, wild, travesty - like figures inspired by the street scenes of Paris. Shortly afterwards he discovered the typical pictorial subjects which would make him world - famous. Seldom has Feininger's artistic development from his early works to his last pictures in the United States been shown with such brilliance. With unpublished photographs and extracts from the unpublished diary of his wife Julia, this artist monograph provides an in - depth insight into the life and work of Feininger and will even surprise those who are familiar with his art.