Members’ exhibitions

MOELLER FINE ART

YOUR UNCLE FEININGER COMICS, FAIRY TALES, AND TOYS

As part of its inaugural exhibition, Moeller Fine Art Berlin presented "Your Uncle Feininger: Comics, Fairy Tales, and Toys", exploring little-known aspects in the work of Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956). For the first time, the preparatory figure and nature studies for Feininger's comic strips, The Kin-der-Kids and Wee Willie Winkie's World, were shown alongside original broadsheets from The Chicago Sunday Tribune, where they were published in 1906-1907. 

The exhibition also included 68 hand-carved and painted wooden figures and houses created between 1925 and 1955. This unique group is the largest of its kind in the world, and belonged to the Feininger's eldest son, Andreas. 

In 1913, Lyonel Feininger also designed a series of toy trains for the Munich manufacturer Otto Löwenstein. Due to the outbreak of the First World War, however, only the prototypes were realized. The preparatory drawings for these were only recently discovered, were shown at Moeller Fine Art Berlin for the first time. In addition, five drawings of 1908 for Hans Bondy's edition of Norwegische Volksmärchen (Norwegian Folktales) will be shown.