Gift of The Print Club of Cleveland 1952.33
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Catalogue raisonné: Prasse, L 16
This print is one of a series of works, including paintings, prints, and drawings, in which Lyonel Feininger depicted Manhattan.
Lyonel Feininger spent much of his life in Europe, where he discovered the Cubism of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. The flattened, interlocking geometric planes of these artists’ work (examples of which are on view nearby) deeply influenced the hundreds of prints he made in the following decades. Facing growing persecution from the Nazis, Feininger fled Germany and returned to New York, his birthplace, in 1937. There, he made numerous abstract cityscapes punctuated by skyscrapers. Feininger contrasted fine lines with gradated areas of tone to enhance the impact of the massive central building.
The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.
Is something not working on this page? Please email email@example.com.
Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. If you have questions about requesting an image, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.