Primarily a painter, Lyonel Feininger turned to the woodcut medium during World War I when paint supplies ran out. In this work, the wartime naval fleet is reduced to geometric shapes; the wood’s jagged edges formed sharp peaks in the sky and water that contribute to the fleet’s encroaching menace. Born in America, Feininger traveled to Germany as a teenager and remained in Europe through the late 1930s. In 1912 he met many of the Expressionists in Dresden and Munich, and exhibited with them in 1913.
The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email email@example.com.