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Feininger, Andreas (1906 - 1999)

Born in Paris and raised in Germany where he trains as an architect at the Bauhaus, the son of the painter Lionel Feininger settles in New York in 1939. Andres Feininger thus becomes the city’s most prominent visual biographer as he captures its iconic bridges and skyscrapers, its traffic jams and crowded spaces as well as its contrasting horizontal and vertical lines. Just as he had depicted the Niagara Falls and the roads of the American West, the photographer bestows New York with the identity of a vast, vibrant natural landscape. Andres Feininger manages to add emotion to his formal and perfect technique surely because he believes that, ‘to see like the camera, a photographer must silence all his senses.’ Thanks to numerous publications and pedagogic books, he becomes one of the world’s most renown photographer - Peter Lindbergh once admitted that his passion for photography had begun with Andreas Feininger’s Creative Photographer manual. The photographer also specializes in the depiction of bones and fossils - relics illustrated with the same intensity and monumentality as his architectural views. A passion for the skeleton under the steel and under the flesh. 

Andreas Feininger, 42nd Street as viewed from Weehawken, 1946
Andreas Feininger, 42nd Street as viewed from Weehawken, 1946
Andreas Feininger, Arial view Chicago's Union Station, Chicago, 1954
Andreas Feininger, Arial view Chicago's Union Station, Chicago, 1954
Andreas Feininger, Arm wrestling in Harlem, New York, 1940
Andreas Feininger, Arm wrestling in Harlem, New York, 1940
Andreas Feininger, On the Ferry from New Jersey, New York, 1940
Andreas Feininger, On the Ferry from New Jersey, New York, 1940
Andreas Feininger, Brooklyn 1948
Andreas Feininger, Brooklyn 1948
Andreas Feininger, Coney Island, New York, July 1949
Andreas Feininger, Coney Island, New York, July 1949
Andreas Feininger, Dearborn Station, Chicago, 1941
Andreas Feininger, Dearborn Station, Chicago, 1941
Andreas Feininger, Detail of a Mollusk, 1977
Andreas Feininger, Detail of a Mollusk, 1977
Andreas Feininger, United States to Europe, New York, 1950
Andreas Feininger, United States to Europe, New York, 1950
Andreas Feininger, Empire State Building, New York, 1940
Andreas Feininger, Empire State Building, New York, 1940
Andreas Feininger, Fifth Avenue, New York, 1948
Andreas Feininger, Fifth Avenue, New York, 1948
Andreas Feininger, George Washington Bridge, New York, 1950
Andreas Feininger, George Washington Bridge, New York, 1950
Andreas Feininger, Landscape, California, 1952
Andreas Feininger, Landscape, California, 1952
Andreas Feininger, Navy Helicopter, 1949
Andreas Feininger, Navy Helicopter, 1949
Andreas Feininger, New York City, New York, 1948
Andreas Feininger, New York City, New York, 1948
Andreas Feininger, New York docks with a background of commercial buildings and skyscrapers, 1946
Andreas Feininger, New York docks with a background of commercial buildings and skyscrapers, 1946
Andreas Feininger, Playing Ball, New York, 1949
Andreas Feininger, Playing Ball, New York, 1949
Andreas Feininger, Route 66, Arizona, 1953
Andreas Feininger, Route 66, Arizona, 1953
Andreas Feininger, Sands Street, Brooklyn, 1946
Andreas Feininger, Sands Street, Brooklyn, 1946
Andreas Feininger, Ship and tugboat traffic on the Hudson River with New York City skyline in background, 1946
Andreas Feininger, Ship and tugboat traffic on the Hudson River with New York City skyline in background, 1946
Andreas Feininger, Telescopic camera captures New York skyline, 1946
Andreas Feininger, Telescopic camera captures New York skyline, 1946
Andreas Feininger, Nude, West Deep, Germany, 1932
Andreas Feininger, Nude, West Deep, Germany, 1932
Andreas Feininger, View from Midtown Manhattan, New York, date unknown
Andreas Feininger, View from Midtown Manhattan, New York, date unknown
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