The Illustrated Letters of Lyonel Feininger
An exhibition of illustrated letters drawn from the Norton Simon Museum's permanent collection feature correspondence between American born artist Lyonel Feininger and Emmy "Galka" Scheyer between 1924 and 1935. More than tracing their professional relationship, these letters reveal an enduring friendship which existed between the artist and Scheyer, and additionally display some of Feininger's uniquely handcolored woodblock prints.
Feininger was a member of "The Blue Four," which was organizer by Scheyer in March of 1924. The Blue Four artists included Feininger, Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, and Alexei Jawlenski. The group was held together by mutual friendship, rather than identity of artistic aims, and by the hope that Scheyer could sell their works in the United States. Scheyer came to America to promote the Blue Four by writing, lecturing, and organizing exhibition until her death in 1945.