Papers, 1883-1960

Feininger, Lyonel, 1871-1956


32 boxes (16 linear ft.)..
Organized into the following series: I. MS Ger 146: Correspondence and related materials; II. MS Ger 146.1: Additional correspondence; III. MS Ger 146.2: Letters to Laurence Feininger; and IV. MS Ger 146.3 Musical compositions.
Chiefly correspondence of the Feininger family, between Feininger and his wife Julia (Lilienfeld) Feininger, their children, and other members of the Feininger and Lilienfeld families. Also a considerable amount of correspondence of Karl Feininger, as well as about 40 musical compositions, essays, and other writings by him, chiefly on music. Letters, 1939-1955, to Laurence Feininger from his parents contain many pen and ink drawings and woodcuts by Lyonel. Other correspondents represented in the collection include artists and architects, such as Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Rudolf Probst, Gerhard Marcks, and Walter Gropius; Alfred Hamilton Barr and others at the Museum of Modern Art; and German friends and family. Subjects range from wartime experiences in Germany, to exhibitions of the Blue Four. Papers are in German and English; there are also transcripts (5 v., typewritten) of portions of the correspondence, prepared by Julia Feininger.
Feininger was an American-born artist who went to Germany in 1887 and returned to the U.S. in 1936.
Lyonel Feininger Papers (MS Ger 146-146.3). Houghton Library, Harvard University.
Materials are in German and English.
Electronic finding aid available
Unpublished printed finding aid available in the Houghton Accessions Records, 1962-1963, under *62M-266-266A.

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