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The Museum of Avant-garde

Andreas Feininger

France (1906—1999)
Son of Lyonel Feininger, Andreas took up the cabinet making class at the Bauhaus and later architecture in Zerbst, 20 Km from Dessau. He developed an interest in photography, initially as a tool of illustrating building and design, and decided to explore it with the support of Moholy-Nagy. After graduation, he moved to Stockholm where he set up his own photography studio but in 1939 under the threat of WWII he fled to US, where he worked for LIFE magazine for nearly twenty years. During this mature period he also wrote more than thirty books on photography theory.

Parking lot and commercial building, Chicago (Parkplatz und Geschäftsgebäude, Chicago)

Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 17.9 x 23.9 cm / 1940 / © 2020 Estate of Andreas Feininger

Chicago river and Wacker Drive, Chicago

Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 18.4 x 24.6 cm / 1941 / © 2020 Estate of Andreas Feininger

Elevated railway Division Street, Lower Manhattan, New York (Hochbahngerüst, Division Street, Lower Manhattan, New York)

Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 18.3 x 23.3 cm / 1940 / © 2020 Estate of Andreas Feininger

Barbershop, Chicago

Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 19.2 x 23.5 cm / 1941 / © 2020 Estate of Andreas Feininger

Foto-auge

76 Fotos der Zeit / Photographic book with letterpress cover by El Lissitzky / Heliogravure / 20.6 x 29.2 cm / Stuttgart, 1929 / © 2020 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

View of Lower Manhattan from Midtown, New York (Blick von Midtown Manhattan auf Lower Manhattan, New York)

Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 24.7 x 18.8 cm / 1941 / © 2020 Estate of Andreas Feininger

Fulton fish market, New York (Fulton Fischmarkt, New York)

Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 18.8 x 23.3 cm / 1940 / © 2020 Estate of Andreas Feininger

Bauhaus

Zeitschrift für Gestaltung / Journal / Letterpress / 21 x 29.5 cm / Dessau, 1926-1931 / © 2020 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn