To mark 150 years since the birth of the celebrated American artist and Bauhaus master Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956), the Musée Jenisch Vevey presents the first exhibition focusing on his graphic oeuvre, with exceptional loans from private collections.
Born in New York, Feininger launches his career in Germany and becomes a leading figure in the European avant-garde. He initially produces etchings and lithographs before, in 1918, discovering the medium of woodcut that evolves into his specialism. Working not just as a printmaker but also as a painter and draughtsman, he translates his formal and conceptual research into a variety of media. The exhibition therefore presents a number of paintings, drawings and unusual objects alongside a wide selection of prints. It highlights two especially important themes in Feininger’s work: urban and maritime subjects, which he explores in multiple variations.
A Cabinet cantonal des estampes exhibition curated by Stéphanie Guex, Anne Drouglazet und Achim Moeller, in the Pavillon de l’estampe.