Blue Skyscrapers

Blue Skyscrapers
Artist:
Lyonel Feininger (American, 1871-1956)
Date:
1937
Medium:
Watercolor and India ink on laid paper 
Dimensions:
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) 
Credit Line:
Norton Simon Museum, The Blue Four Galka Scheyer Collection 
Accession Number:
P.1953.247 
Copyright:
© 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn Reproduction, including downloading of ARS works is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express written permission of Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 
On View
Description

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."

Provenance:

The artist, gift 1944 to;
Galka Scheyer;
Pasadena Art Institute, Pasadena, 1953-1954;
Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena,1954-1975;
Norton Simon Museum, 1975.

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