Andreas Feininger | the artist




The artist Andreas Feininger
Born 27 december 1906, Paris, France.
Died 18 february 1999 New York, USA.

Style and technique of the artist: Photography, Bauhaus, Architecture,


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Feininger, the son of Bauhaus teacher and painter Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956), studied cabinet making at the Bauhaus under Walter Gropius, and studied architecture at the Bauschule in Weimar and the Staatliche Bauschule in Zerbst, where he graduated summa cum laude. He practiced architecture in Dessau and Hamburg, (1928-1931), and then worked for a year in Paris as an assistant architect to Le Corbusier. Feininger left Paris for Stockholm in 1933 where he worked as an architect and later as a photographer. Feininger is self taught in photography…
About the artist
Regler Church, Erfurt
Untitled (Negative print, close-up of star-like flowers or seed pods)
Many works online, Eastman House
Feininger became famous for his photographs of New York. Science and nature, as seen in bones, shells, plants and minerals, were other frequent subjects, but rarely did he photograph people or make portraits. Feininger wrote comprehensive manuals about photography, of which the best known is The Complete Photographer. In the introduction to one of Feininger’s books of photographs, Ralph Hattersley described him as “one of the great architects who helped create photography as we know it today.”


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