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New York Architectural Composition I

New York Architectural Composition I
signed 'Feininger' (lower right); signed, dated and inscribed 'Lyonel Feininger 1940 Architectural Composition I "NEW YORK"' (on the stretcher)
oil on canvas
24 x 36 1/8 in. (61.2 x 92 cm.)
Painted in 1940
The artist's estate, New York.
Julia Feininger, New York, by descent from the above, and thence by descent.
Marlborough Fine Art, London & New York.
Connaught Brown, London
Private collection, London, by whom acquired from the above in 2005.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
M. Farber, 'Feininger, Tack, and Burlin', in Magazine of Art, vol. 36, no. 3, March 1943, pp. 107-109, 278.
H. Hess, Lyonel Feininger, London, 1961, no. 400, p. 286 (illustrated).
A. Moeller, Feininger and Tobey, Years of Friendship 1944-1956, New York, 1991, p. 27 (titled 'New York Architectural Composition I').
A. Moeller (ed.), Years of Friendship, 1944-1956, The Correspondence of Lyonel Feininger and Mark Tobey, Ostfildern, 2006, p. 41 (titled 'New York Architectural Composition I').
A. Moeller (ed.), Lyonel Feininger, The Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings Online (, no. 417.
New York, Buchholz Gallery [Curt Valentin], Lyonel Feininger, Recent Paintings and Watercolors, January - February 1943, no. 1.
Pittsburgh, Carnegie Institute, Painting in the United States, October - December 1943, no. 191.
New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Lyonel Feininger, Marsden Hartley, October 1944 - January 1945. p. 47 (illustrated p. 39; titled 'New York, Architectural Composition').
Poughkeepsie, Lyonel Feininger, February - March 1945; this exhibition later travelled to Boston, Boston Symphony Orchestra Hall, April 1945; Amherst, Amherst College, May - June 1945; San Francisco, The San Francisco Museum of Art, July 1945; St. Louis, City Art Museum of St. Louis, September - October 1945; St. Paul, St. Paul Gallery and Art School, October - November 1945; Fort Worth, Fort Worth Museum Art Association, December - January 1946; Buffalo, Albright Art Gallery, January - February 1946, Tulsa, Philbrook Art Center, March - April 1946; Louisville, J. B. Speed Memorial Museum, April - May 1946;
Bozeman, Bozeman State College, New Paintings by Lyonel Feininger, 1949 (titled 'New York, Architectural Composition'); this exhibition later travelled to Seattle, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, February - March 1949; San Francisco, San Francisco Museum of Art, April - May 1949; Portland, Portland Museum of Art, June 1949.
Washington D.C., Workshop Centre of the Arts, The City, September - October 1951; this exhibition later travelled to Poughkeepsie, Vassar College Art Gallery, October - November 1951; Kansas City, Kansas City Art Institute, November - December 1951; Northfield, Carleton College, January 1952; Williamstown, Williams College Museum of Art, February - March 1952; Manchester, N.H. Currier Gallery of Art, March - April 1952, Oneonta, State Teachers College, April - May 1952; Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Museum of Art, July 1952; Binghampton, Binghampton Museum of Fine Arts; Cedar Rapids, Cedar Rapids Art Association; South Hadley, Friends of Art, Mt. Holyoke College; Chattanooga, Hunter Gallery of Art; Omaha, Joslyn Art Museum; Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts; East Lansing, Kresge Art Center, Michigan State University; State College, Pennsylvania State College; Quincy, Quincy Art Club; Schenectady, Schenectady Museum Association; Saratoga Springs, Skidmore College; Carbondale, Southern Illinois University; Wellesley, The Art Museum of Wellesley College; Nashville, The Parthenon; Newark, University of Delaware; Aurora, Wells College.
Munich, Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste, Lyonel Feininger, September - October 1954, no. 21 (titled 'New York, architektonische Komposition'); this exhibition later travelled to Hanover, Kestner-Gesellschaft, October - November 1954.
Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Lyonel Feininger, December 1954 - January 1955, no. 21 (illustrated; titled 'New York, Architectural Composition').
Venice, American Pavilion, Biennale XXVIII, American Artists Paint the City, June - October 1956, p. 42 (titled 'New York Architectural Composition').
New York, Willard Gallery, Lyonel Feininger. Architecture Paris - New York, March 1961, no. 3 (titled 'New York Architectural Composition').
London, Marlborough Fine Art, Selected European Masters of the 19th and 20th Centuries, Summer 1973, no. 22, p. 44 (illustrated p. 45).
Cologne, Galerie Gmurzynska, Klassische Moderne, May - August 1981, no. 41, p. 76 (illustrated).

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