"Lyonel Feininger: At the Edge of the World"

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An early 20th-century modernist who straddled the high-low cultural divide decades before the idea gained currency, Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956) remains a somewhat overlooked figure in the history of modern art. Born and raised in New York, he moved when he was 16 to Germany, where he remained until the rise of the Nazis in the 1930s prompted a return home. But while he was there, his crystalline, faceted style of painting—which combined abstraction and figuration in equal measure—made him a key figure in both the German Expressionist and Bauhaus movements. He also was a working cartoonist, creating Sunday comic strips for the Chicago Tribune. Encompassing all aspects of his career, this survey is the first Feininger retrospective in this country in 45 years.

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