Born on December 27, 1906 in Paris, France, Andreas Feininger’s father was the celebrated American-German painter Lyonel Feininger. Andreas Feininger went on to study at the Weimar Bauhaus during the 1920s. Though he mainly studied architecture, he developed an interest in photography coursework with a Bauhaus professor and friend of his father’s—László Moholy-Nagy. In 1936, Feininger abandoned his architecture studies and relocated to New York City shortly before the advent of World War II. The artist began working for LIFE in 1943, where, over the next two decades, he completed hundred of assignments. Feininger’s great love for the city is evinced in his numerous black-and-white photos from a variety of vantage points. He died at the age of 92. Today, his works are represented in the collections of the George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY; Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., among many others.
Street Scene, Chicago