Inspiration of Inspirations… Lyonel Feininger

Artist Lyonel Feininger and the Island of Usedom

The American painter and illustrator Lyonel Feininger was one of the leading artists of the German Bauhaus movement and his landscape paintings are also world famous. He spent much of his time sketching Weimar as well as the German island of Usedom. He especially loved exploring the Baltic Sea island with his bike. We look at his connection to the region.

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Lyonel Feininger  (American German, 1871–1956)

Lyonel feininger

German-American artist Lyonel Feininger (1871 – 1956) (left), one of his sons, photographer Theodor Lux Feininger (second left), and several unidentified people launch sailboats in Central Park, New York, New York, June 1951. The photo was taken by Feininger’s eldest son. (Photo by Andreas Feininger/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)


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