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Feininger, Andreas, 1906-1999



  • Existence: 1906 - 1999

Biographical Note

Born 27 December 1906. From 1922 to 1925, Feininger studied cabinet making under Walter Gropius at the Bauhaus school in Weimar, Germany. From 1925 to 1927, Feininger attended the Bauschule (technical school) at Weimar, Germany. From 1927 to 1928, Feininger attended the Staatliche Bauschule in Zerbst, Germany. He graduated in architecture and structural engineering and also took up photography. From 1929 to 1931, Feininger worked as an architect in Dessau and Hamburg, Germany. In 1932, Feininger worked as an assistant architect at the Office of Le Corbusier in Paris, France. In 1933, Feininger moved to Stockholm, Sweden, where he operated an architectural and industrial photography studio. In 1939, Feininger moved to New York City, New York, where he worked as a freelance photojournalist for the Black Star Photo Agency until 1941. From 1941 to 1942, Feininger worked as a war correspondent and photographer for the United States Office of War Information. From 1943 to 1962, Feininger was a staff photographer for Life magazine. From 1962, Feininger has worked as a freelance photographer in New York City, New York, and in Connecticut.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Andreas Feininger archive

Identifier: AG 53

Papers and photographic materials, 1894 - 1999, of Andreas Feininger (l906 -1999), photographer and author. Includes biographical materials; correspondence; yearbooks; exhibitions files; manuscripts; publication files; scrapbooks; tearsheets; clippings; books; and negatives, contact sheets and study prints. The bulk of the collection documents Feininger's career in Europe and the United States especially his many photo-essays for Life and other magazines.

Dates: 1894-1999

Andreas Feininger miscellaneous acquisitions collection

Identifier: AG 205

Miscellaneous materials documenting the life and career of Andreas Feininger (1906-1999), photographer. The collection is active.

Dates: 1913-1999

Interviews and Oral Histories collection

Identifier: AG 19

The Interviews and Oral Histories collection reflects audiovisual recordings created or acquired by the Center for Creative Photography. Recordings include interviews, lectures, gallery walk-throughs, symposia, and workshops with photographers, curators, and scholars who have visited the Center for Creative Photography since 1975.

Dates: undated, 1975-current