New York

T. Lux Feininger

June 10 – July 22, 2010

Moeller Fine Art is pleased to present a special exhibition of paintings by T. Lux Feininger in honor of the artist's 100th birthday.

T. Lux Feininger was born on June 11, 1910 in Berlin, the youngest son of Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956). Together with his family he moved to Weimar in 1919, where his father had been appointed Master at the Bauhaus. Between 1926 and 1929, he studied under Josef Albers, Vassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, and Oskar Schlemmer at the Bauhaus in Dessau. Though initially a photographer, he turned to painting in 1929 and developed a pictorial language all his own.

In 1936, the artist immigrated to the United States. In 1947 he had his first solo exhibition at the Julian Levy Gallery in New York, followed by successful teaching posts at Sarah Lawrence College (1950-52), Harvard University (1953-62), and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (1962-75). T. Lux Feininger wrote of this experience: "The interrelationship between subject-matter and form has for me been the real fascination of painting from my early days on. Clarity regarding this traffic between sensuous and intellectual attitudes came to me by way of teaching on the adult level, and this again led me to explore formal geometrical relations for a while."

Moeller Fine Art is exhibiting 11 paintings executed by the artist between 1931 and 1988. This coincides with the exhibition at Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Germany, entitled "Welten-Segler. T. Lux Feininger zum 100. Geburtstag, Werke 1929-1942" , June 5 - August 28, 2010, and "T. Lux Feininger zum 100. Geburtstag. Fotografie am Bauhaus" at the Kunst-Kabinett Usedom, Benz, Germany, opening June 11, 2010.

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