The Comic Strip Art of Lyonel Feininger

The Comic Strip Art of Lyonel Feininger

by Lyonel Feininger


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The Comic Strip Art of Lyonel Feininger by Lyonel Feininger

A collection of classic comic strips from a master of American comics and art.

Out of print for a decade, this new edition (with newly designed covers) of The Comic Strip Art of Lyonel Feininger features one of the ten cartooning greats featured in the historic "Masters of American Comics" show produced by the Los Angeles Hammer Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art and currently traveling across the country. It is the only complete collection of the legendary comic strips of one of the medium's all-time greatest artists. Known worldwide for his accomplishments as a painter, Feininger began his career as a cartoonist, producing—all too briefly—two beautifully ambitious comic strips for the Chicago Sunday Tribune in 1906: The Kin-Der-Kids and Wee Willie Winkie's World, both of which remain high points in the history of strip cartooning. The Kin-Der-Kids is a rollicking comic opera of the ludicrous exploits of a group of young adventurers as they set off around the world in their bathtub with the oppressive Auntie Jim-Jam in hot pursuit. Wee Willie Winkie's World is a Little Nemo-esque visual tour-de-force of a little boy's charming fantasy world. Long considered an equal of Winsor McCay and George Herriman, Feininger's place in strip history is cemented with this beautiful, full-color, oversized collection, edited and featuring an introduction by historian Bill Blackbeard (Krazy & Ignatz).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781560978206
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Publication date: 04/16/2007
Pages: 56
Product dimensions: 10.10(w) x 12.80(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Born in New York to German Jewish parents in 1871, Lyonel Charles Adrian Feininger studied art in Munich. He began his career as a political cartoonist, and then a strip cartoonist, but began painting upon his arrival in Paris in 1907. He met Robert Delaunay and was influenced by the Cubism and Orphism movements. He joined the Blaue Reiter group in 1913 and was a colleague of Kandinsky while teaching at the Bauhaus in Weimar and in Dessau. When the Nazis rose to power, Feininger returned to the United States and helped found the New Bauhaus in Chicago. He died in New York City in 1956.

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