A Touch of Feininger

Chicago Sunday Tribune cover illustration depicting Lyonel Feininger as a puppeteer with his Kin-Der Kids creations attached by strings.
April 29th, 1906. The Chicago Sunday Tribune cover announcing the Kin-Der Kids.

Expressionist, Cartoonist, Caricaturist, Cubist Painter, Dadaist, Composer, Bauhaus Master Printer and Degenerate Artist to list just a few of Lyonel Feininger‘s creative talents.

Lyonel Feininger The Kin-der-Kids
April 29th, 1906. The Chicago Sunday Tribune Introduces The Kin-der-Kids | Courtesy San Francisco Academy of Comic Art Collection

Lyonel Feininger is best known as a painter and a founder of the famous Bauhaus school of art and architecture, he was also a pioneer of the comic strip. The Kin-der-kids are good example of how he elevated the form from Richard Felton Outcault’s styled The Yellow Kid.

Ship at Sea or Marine | 1918 | Woodcut 7"x 85"
Ship at Sea or Marine | 1918 | Woodblock 7″x 85″
Cathedral | 1919 | Used for the cover of the Bauhaus Manifesto | Woodcut
Cathedral | 1919 | Used for the cover of the Bauhaus Manifesto | Woodcut
Ships with Man on a Pier | 1920 | Woodcut 6.5"x 8.25"
Ships with Man on a Pier | 1920 | Woodcut 6.5″x 8.25″
On the Quay Wall | 1921 | Woodcut 15.95"x 12.21"
On the Quay Wall | 1921 | Woodcut 15.95″x 12.21″
Lüneburg | 1924 | Oil on Canvas
Lüneburg | 1924 | Oil on Canvas
IV B (Manhattan) 1937. Ink and Watercolor painting.
IV B Manhattan | 1937 | Ink and Watercolor
Wagon Crossing a Bridge, 1941. Cubist style Woodcut 3.5"x 4.75"
Wagon Crossing a Bridge | 1941 | Woodcut 3.5″x 4.75″
Manhattan 3 | 1948 | Stone Lithograph 10" x 8.25"
Manhattan 3 | 1948 | Stone Lithograph 10″ x 8.25″