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Zirchow V

Lyonel Feininger

American Art

On View: Beaux-Arts Court, East, 3rd Floor
The New York City–born painter Lyonel Feininger completed this landscape in the northern town of Zirchow, in his family’s
native Germany, at the height of World War I. As an American, he avoided Germany’s draft and never fought on the front lines of the war he described as a "monstrous, man-eating machine." Feininger’s use of intersecting planes of various color to define a church steeple are typical of a Cubist idiom that flourished in war-torn Europe.
MEDIUM Oil on canvas
DATES 1916
DIMENSIONS 31 7/8 x 39 5/8 in. (81 x 100.6 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS American Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Beaux-Arts Court, East, 3rd Floor
EXHIBITIONS
ACCESSION NUMBER 54.62
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Spaeth, by exchange and John B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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CAPTION Lyonel Feininger (American, 1871-1956). Zirchow V, 1916. Oil on canvas, 31 7/8 x 39 5/8 in. (81 x 100.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Spaeth, by exchange and John B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 54.62. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 54.62_SL1.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 54.62_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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