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Alexander Calder
Marc Chagall
Le Corbusier
Paul Cézanne
Edgar Degas
Otto Dix
Piero Dorazio
Jean Dubuffet
Marcel Duchamp
Max Ernst
Lyonel Feininger
T. Lux Feininger
Lucio Fontana
Sam Francis
Hermann Goepfert
Paul Goesch
George Grosz
Oskar Holweck
Alexej von Jawlensky
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Paul Klee
Oskar Kokoschka
Willem de Kooning
František Kupka
Yayoi Kusama
Walter Leblanc
Jacques Lipchitz
Heinz Mack
Albert Marquet
Henri Matisse
Joan Miró
Amedeo Modigliani
Laszlo Moholy-Nagy
Henry Moore
Louise Nevelson
Emil Nolde
Victor Obsatz
Max Pechstein
Richard Pettibone
Pablo Picasso
Otto Piene
André Raffray
Odilon Redon
Gunnar Örn
Lucas Samaras
Kurt Seligmann
Georges Seurat
Gino Severini
Jesús Rafael Soto
Mark Tobey
Félix Vallotton


Courtesy of Moeller Fine Art.

Online Programming

Lyonel Feininger

Lyonel Feininger: "Seeing Is Everything!"

On July 17, 1871, Lyonel Feininger was born in New York City. In celebration of this anniversary of his birth, it is my pleasure to present Lyonel Feininger: "Seeing Is Everything!" A Small Retrospective of Drawings and Watercolors, an exhibition showcasing a selection of rare drawings and watercolors by this seminal artist. The exhibition includes 45 works that Feininger made between 1908 and 1955. Together, they provide a fresh, comprehensive look at the range of his oeuvre by showing the development of his style and motifs, from his formative years in Paris to his success as a master at the Bauhaus to his return to his native New York in 1937.

Max Beckmann, Alexander Calder, Paul Cézanne, Otto Dix, Piero Dorazio, Lyonel Feininger, Sam Francis, George Grosz, Alexej von Jawlensky, Wassily Kandinsky, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Paul Klee, František Kupka, Richard Linder, Marisol, Henri Michaux, Jean-François Millet, Lucas Samaras, Mark Tobey, Édouard Vuillard

Master Drawings New York

Théodore Rousseau, Jean-François Millet, Alexej von Jawlensky, Wassily Kandinsky, Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, George McNeil, Édouard Vuillard, Paul Klee, George Grosz, Lyonel Feininger, Alexander Calder, Julio González, Marisol, Lucas Samaras, František Kupka, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Richard Lindner, Sam Francis, Mark Tobey, Henri Michaux, Piero Dorazio, Gunnar Örn Gunnarson, Victor Obsatz

ADAA Viewing Room

Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956)

Lyonel Feininger's Woodcuts

Lyonel Feininger frequently numbered his woodcuts at the bottom center. In his numbering system, the first two digits indicate the year he made the woodcut and the last one to two digits serve to keep count of his production in a given year. For example, "184" means that Feininger made the woodcut in 1918 and it was his fourth one made that year, while "1829" means the 29th woodcut made in 1918.

Jean-Étienne LIOTARD, Jean-François MILLET, Théodore ROUSSEAU, Édouard VUILLARD, František KUPKA, Wassily KANDINSKY, Alexej von JAWLENSKY,​ Lyonel FEININGER, T. Lux FEININGER, Paul KLEE, Ernst Ludwig KIRCHNER​, Max BECKMANN, Richard LINDNER, George GROSZ, Otto DIX, Alexander CALDER, Mark TOBEY, Piero DORAZIO, MARISOL, Gunnar ÖRN, Lucas SAMARAS

Crosscurrents: Modern Art

Feininger, Jawlensky, Kandinsky, Paul Klee

The Blue Four

Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956), Wassily Kandinsky (1866–1944), Alexej von Jawlensky (1864–1941), and Paul Klee (1879–1940) exhibited together as “The Blue Four” between 1925 and 1934. This selection of works is an homage to their association, initiated by artist, dealer, and collector Emilie Esther Scheyer (1889–1945) better known by her nickname Galka (Russian for jackdaw). Scheyer was inspired by what she viewed as the artists’ shared spiritual vision and the transcendent power of their work. She also saw great commercial potential for them and had an idea to introduce them to audiences in the United States, where they were still relatively unknown. Shortly after they formalized their association, Scheyer moved to the United States as their agent and champion. She worked tirelessly to promote their work through exhibitions and lectures, seeking to “[offer] to America…the spirit of the art of painting of Central and Eastern Europe today.”

Lyonel Feininger

Lyonel Feininger in the Harz Mountains

In the two years he spent in the Harz Mountains, Lyonel Feininger further developed his artistic expression, taking inspiration from Cubism. These pencil drawings give an artistically fascinating impression of Feininger's stay in the Harz.

Mark Tobey

An exhibition featuring a selection of fine works by Mark Tobey (1890–1976).

Lyonel Feininger

Lyonel Feininger: Self Portraits and Portraits of Julia

Lyonel Feininger: Self Portraits and Portraits of Julia

Years of Friendship: Feininger and Tobey

Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956) met Mark Tobey (1890-1976) in 1944 at the Willard Gallery in New York, and the two artists kept up a voluminous correspondence (Years of Friendship, 1944-1956, ed. Achim Moeller, Hatje Cantz, 2006) until Feininger's death in 1956. Although Tobey's calligraphic abstractions were worlds away from the ethereal, linear landscapes of Feininger's later years, the two found a conceptual sympathy in their work, which only deepened with their friendship. "His highly sensitive technique captures something of the fleeting values of our life," Feininger wrote for a Portland Museum of Art exhibition catalogue of Tobey's work in 1945, "it is an expression adequate for times like ours, where old-accustomed stability has given way to changed concepts of space, where boundaries are almost nonexistent, and in which the intricacies of existence overlay the fundamentals of life, and man as never before has to struggle for a way out." Tobey returned the compliment in 1954 in an essay for a Feininger exhibition catalogue at the Curt Valentin Gallery, "He does not abstract for abstraction's sake. He draws the essence from the real, reshapes and relates in color, form and line—and gives us his world wherein, if we have the willing mind, and take the time, we are rewarded by becoming more aware, and more sensitive within ourselves."

Alexander Calder

Master Drawings by Calder

A selection of fine drawings by Alexander Calder (1898–1976).

Lyonel Feininger

Lyonel Feininger: An American in Berlin, 1914-1918

A showcase of 19 fine works that Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956) made during World War I. The selection offers insight into the artist’s formal language as it developed during this time.

George Grosz

George Grosz: Drawings for Esquire Magazine

We are pleased to present George Grosz: Drawings for Esquire Magazine, showcasing a selection of fine illustrations by this inimitable German-American artist.

Past Exhibitions

Lyonel Feininger

Thirty Paintings by Lyonel Feininger: A Mini-Retrospective

April 8, 2020 - April 16, 2020
A mini retrospective of thirty extraordinary Lyonel Feininger paintings sold by Moeller Fine Art. Over a deep 50-years engagement with the artist's work, Achim Moeller had the privilege to place them in important private and public collections. An online viewing room is available for your enjoyment.

Lyonel Feininger

The Enchanted World of Lyonel Feininger

November 7, 2019 - February 28, 2020
Exhibition extended for ADAA Gallery Walk this Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 10am to 1pm

Masters through Time

September 6, 2019 - October 18, 2019

Lyonel Feininger at the Bauhaus: Visions of City and Sea 1919–1933

May 6, 2019 - July 26, 2019

Lyonel Feininger

City at the Edge of the World

November 15, 2018 - January 31, 2019