Monroe Gallery of Photography is pleased to announce an exhibition of photographs by by Andreas Feininger.
The exhibition opens Friday, February 13 and continues through April 5.
Unloading coffee at Brooklyn dock, New York, c. 1946
Feininger’s pictures of New York in the 1940s and ’50s helped define, for all time, not merely how a great 20th century city looked,
but how it imagined itself and its place in the world. With its traffic-jammed streets, gritty waterfronts,
iconic bridges and inimitable skyline, the city assumed the character of a vast, vibrant landscape.
Featured in the exhibition are many of Feininger's most iconic New York cityscapes, as well as many other.
Andreas Feininger was born in Paris, educated in the Bauhaus, and trained as an architect and structural engineer.
He began using the camera in the early 1920’s as a “mechanical sketchbook” for building designs. Son of the acclaimed artist Lyonel Feininger,
Andreas Feininger turned to photography full-time in 1932. Andreas Feininger devoted his life to a full exploration of both the science and art of photography.
His creative vision is rooted in the conviction that the camera is superior to the eye, and that the photograph can, and ideally should,
portray the world more graphic than reality itself. From his earliest photographs, through two decades as a LIFE magazine photographer,
to recent images taken in the 1980’s, few photographers in the 20th century have displayed the range of Andreas Feininger. His work is
characterized by an unusual sensitivity to form and an extraordinary sense of composition. His photographs reveal hidden structure and
beauty in panoramic urban and industrial landscapes.
Andreas Feininger died in Manhattan in February 1999. He was 92.
An American Sunday, Central Park, New York City (?Time Inc.)
George Washington Bridge, New York (?Time Inc.)
Model of Plane on Float
Queen Elizabeth in New York Harbor (?Time Inc.)
The Photojournalist, 1955
Huge billboard depicting Marlene Dietrich in Kismet over Astor Movie theater in Times Square, New York, 1944
Route 66, Arizona, 1953
Playing Ball Outside Entrances To Hudson River, New York, 1949
New York at night, c. 1940s
42 Street viewed from Weehauken, New Jersey
Brooklyn Bridge in the fog, New York, 1948
View of New York City skyline from Bendix, NJ, 1940's
Coney Island, NY, July 4, 1949
Jewish shop on Lower East Side, Manhattan, 1940
Sand Street, Brooklyn, NY, 1946
A nickel to Staten Island on ferry, New York, 1949
Fifth Avenue looking north from 32nd St., NY, 1948
Fulton Fish Market, Port of New York, NY, 1945
Horse drawn wagon at loading platform, Port of New York, NY, 1949
Midtown Fifth Avenue during lunch hour, New York, 1948
S.S. United States, New York Harbor, 1952
Navy helicopter or Pattern Made by Helicopter Wing Lights, Anacostia, MD, 1949
Landscape, California, 1952
A gang of longshoremen walk to work on dock, while others stand around hoping they will be as lucky, Cunard Line Pier, New York, 1946
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