Lyonel Feininger

1871 - 1956

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Lyonel Charles Adrian Feininger (July 17, 1871 – January 13, 1956) was a German-American painter, and a leading exponent of Expressionism. He also worked as a caricaturist and comic strip artist. He was born and grew up in New York City. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lyonel Feininger has received more than 299,755 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Lyonel Feininger is the 517th most popular painter (down from 388th in 2019), the 1,655th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,325th in 2019) and the 14th most popular American Painter.

Lyonel Feininger is most famous for his paintings of New York City and Paris, as well as his work in Cubism.

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Among painters, Lyonel Feininger ranks 517 out of 2,023Before him are Carlo Levi, Otto Mueller, Antonis Mor, Qi Baishi, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, and Domenico di Pace Beccafumi. After him are Samuel Dirksz van Hoogstraten, Théodore Chassériau, Arman, Willem van Aelst, Stefano di Giovanni, and Mi Fu.

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Among people born in 1871, Lyonel Feininger ranks 34Before him are Cordell Hull, Leonid Andreyev, Ernst Zermelo, Walter Bradford Cannon, Nicolae Iorga, and Princess Hélène of Orléans. After him are Willem Mengelberg, Gerardo Machado, Sergei Bulgakov, Zhang Jinghui, William McDougall, and Fedor Tokarev. Among people deceased in 1956, Lyonel Feininger ranks 48Before him are Alben W. Barkley, Mahmud Barzanji, Gustave Charpentier, Gianpiero Combi, Walter Sydney Adams, and Art Tatum. After him are Savielly Tartakower, Erich Kleiber, Hiram Bingham III, Infante Alfonso of Spain, Otto Schmidt, and Max Emmerich.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lyonel Feininger ranks 1,655 out of 20,380Before him are William Morris Davis (1850), Lee J. Cobb (1911), William Tecumseh Sherman (1820), Don Rosa (1951), Vincent D'Onofrio (1959), and David O. Selznick (1902). After him are Sixto Rodriguez (1942), Richard Jordan Gatling (1818), Jennifer Grey (1960), Vera Miles (1929), John Turturro (1957), and Jean M. Auel (1936).

Among PAINTERS In United States

Among painters born in United States, Lyonel Feininger ranks 14Before him are Norman Rockwell (1894), Robert Rauschenberg (1925), Frederic Edwin Church (1826), Joseph Kosuth (1945), James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834), and Bob Ross (1942). After him are Sol LeWitt (1928), Margaret Keane (1927), Jasper Johns (1930), Frank Stella (1936), Carl Andre (1935), and John Frederick Kensett (1816).