In Focus: The Portrait (January 27 to June 14, 2009)
- The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), January 27 to June 14, 2009
Not currently on view
[Werner Siedhoff, Naftali Rubinstein and Albert Menzel].
T. Lux Feininger (American, born Germany 1910 - 2011)
about 1928 - 1929
Gelatin silver print
8.3 x 11.3 cm (3 1/4 x 4 7/16 in.)
© Estate of T. Lux Feininger
In 1926 Feininger became the youngest student to enroll at the Bauhaus (the architecture and design school founded by Walter Gropius in 1919). His father, the Expressionist painter Lyonel Feininger, was a teacher there. The style promoted by the Bauhaus--spare, geometric, and functional design--was one of the most influential in the 1920s and 1930s. A self-taught photographer, Feininger carried his nine-by-twelve-inch box camera wherever he went and recorded everyday life at the school. The framing of his photographs reflects the influence of Modernism and vividly transmits the creativity, spontaneity, and enthusiasm of life at the Bauhaus.