Title of Work
Date of Work
1920 (printed 1958)
Provenance: James Smith Pierce Collection
Pending Gift from the estate of James Smith Pierce to the Art & Design Study Collection
School of Medicine & Health Sciences Building
During the early twentieth century, Feininger traveled between Germany and the United States, bringing new ideas about painting that he learned from the German Expressionists and invigorating modernist art in America. This work reflects the German Expressionists’ commitment to employing traditional materials in new ways—Feininger created a modern, geometric abstraction using a woodcut, one of the oldest printmaking techniques.