American-German, 1871–1956. Lyonel Feininger would have been a musician had he not shifted his interest towards visual arts. After being academically trained in Berlin, he worked extensively with Der Blaue Reiter group and the Berlin Secession. Cited for his emotionally charged paintings, he combined his momentary expressions with the angular lines and transparent intersecting planes to create his artworks. The techniques of Cubism and Futurism can be attributed as a source of inspiration in the development of his personal style. Feininger was a prominent member of the German Expressionist movement and the Bauhaus school, where he was associated as a teacher and practitioner.