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Blue Skyscrapers, 1937

Lyonel Feininger

American, 1871-1956
Watercolor and India ink on laid paper
comp: 10 x 7-1/8 in. (25.4 x 18.1 cm); sheet: 12-1/4 x 9-5/8 in. (31.1 x 24.4 cm)
Norton Simon Museum, The Blue Four Galka Scheyer Collection
P.1953.247
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Feininger wrote of his return to America in 1937: "I am in a very unusual frame of mind, at present. Imagine the almost unprecedented homecoming of an American after nearly 50 years' entire absence. . .to his native city. The changes that have taken place in that period of time are astonishing enough; but, on the other hand, so much still remains in parts of the city, unchanged, just as it was in the 1880s, that it calls up all my fondest boyhood memories. . . .There is nothing that does not affect me in some way; every step I take is a source of pure delight."

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