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Andreas FeiningerThat's Photography

Andreas Feininger, born in 1906, is the oldest son of famous painter Lyonel Feininger, and belongs to a generation of artists who, following the First World War, discovered photography anew and developed novel photographic approaches. Andreas Feininger’s lifework has been defined by two main thematic areas: cityscapes and nature studies. The architecture and life in his adopted hometown, New York, have captured imaginations for decades. And again and again, Feininger captured the poetry of the Manhattan skyline, its urban canyons, its skyscrapers, its bridges and elevated trains in images rich with atmosphere. With equal enthusiasm he also dedicated himself to nature photography. His images, which capture in minute detail insects, flowers, mussels, wood, and stone, bestow an almost sculptural character upon natural forms.

Andreas Feininger died on February 18th, 1999 at the age of 92 in New York. He lived for photography and is remembered as one of the most significant artists in the history of photography.

That's Photography

This exhibit comprises 296 b/w photographs, including cityscapes, archictectural, landscape and nature photography, portraits, and photojournalism from his time as a LIFE Magazine photojournalist, and thereby offers a complete overview of the lifework of Andreas Feininger.

A comprehensive catalogue (320 pages, 216 illustrations, German/English, Hatje Cantz Verlag) can be ordered at a wholesale price. Additional foreign language editions can be printed.

New York in the Forties
An exhibit with 94 b/w photographs from Andreas Feininger’s world famous series, which influences our perception of New York to this day.

Since January 1st, 2011, the Andreas Feininger Archive is housed in the Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen. Please direct all queries regarding exhibition availability to:

Zeppelin Museum
Head of Art Department:
Tel.: +49 (0)7541 3801-20

Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen GmbH
Seestraße 22
D-88045 Friedrichshafen, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)7541 / 3801-0
Fax: +49 (0)7541 / 3801-81

Please direct all queries regarding image rights to:
Reed Stalk, 1934
Close-up of a Sundial Shell, 1970
Dragonfly Wing (photogram), 1937
On the Ferry from New Jersey to New York, 1940
Empire State Building, 1940
Coney Island, New York, 1949
Ribcage of a Gorilla, 1951
Brooklyn Bridge seen from Brooklyn, New York, 1950