Biography: Andreas Feininger was born in Paris, France, in 1906. He died in 1999 in the United States. His father was the American painter Lyonel Feininger, who was born in New York City in 1871.
Andreas Feininger was raised and educated in Germany, where his father taught painting at the Bauhaus. Originally studying to be an architect, he switched to photography when he moved to Sweden in 1936. In 1939 he emigrated to the United States, working initially as a freelance photographer, then later as a staff photographer for Life magazine. Other famous documentary and journalistic photographers include Dorothea Lange, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Robert and Cornell Capa, Walker Evans, and Margaret Bourke-White. Click any thumbnail to view a larger version or make a purchase.
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