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.