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lower left: Feininger / 1918

Provenance

The artist [1871-1956]; by inheritance to his wife, Julia Feininger, New York; gift 1966 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1923
Loan to the Schlossmuseum, Weimar.
1937
2nd Feininger Exhibition, Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland; San Francisco Museum of Art, no. 2.
1938
Lyonel Feininger. A Retrospective Exhibition, University Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1938, no. 1.
1944
Lyonel Feininger. Marsden Hartley, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1944-1945, unnumbered catalogue, repro. (travelling exhibition through 1946 to 10 other venues).
1951
Abstract Painting and Sculpture in America, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1951, no. 27.
1959
Lyonel Feininger: Memorial Exhibition 1959-1961, San Francisco Museum of Art; Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Cleveland Museum of Art; Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1959-1960, no. 13 (possibly in European tour of exh.).
1973
Lyonel Feininger, Haus der Kunst, Munich; Kunsthaus, Zurich, 1973, no. 92.
1974
The Blue Four and German Expressionism, Allentown Art Museum, Pennsylvania, 1974, no. 1, repro.
1978
Aspects of Twentieth-Century Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1978-1979, no. 16, repro.
1991
Lyonel Feininger: La Variante Tematica e Tecnica Nello Sviluppo del Processo Creativo, Museo Cantonale d'Arte, Lugano, Switzerland, 1991, no. XIV.7, repro.
1993
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Pickering, U.S. Embassy residence, Moscow, Russia, 1993-1995.
1997
Die Blaue Vier: Feininger, Jawlensky, Kandinsky, Klee in der Neuen Welt, Kunstmuseum Bern; Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, 1997-1998, no. 5, repro.
1999
Austieg und Fall der Moderne [Rise and Fall of Modernity], Kunstsammlungen zu Weimar, Schlossmuseum, 1999, no. 197, repro.
2006
Lyonel Feininger - Früje Werke und Fraunde [Lyonel Feininger - Early Works and Friends], Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, 2006-2007, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
2007
Modernism: Designing a New World 1914-1939, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2007, no cat.
2009
Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshop for Modernity, The Museum of Modern Art, Long Island City, 2009-2010, no. 42, repro.
2009
Futurismo 100, Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto, 2009.
2011
Lyonel Feininger, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 2011-2012, unnumbered catalogue, fig.108.
Bibliography
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 58, repro.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 157, repro.
1981
Williams, William James. A Heritage of American Paintings from the National Gallery of Art. New York, 1981: 214-5, color repro. 218.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 611, no. 9471, color repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 177, repro.