Feininger’s ‘Carnival in Arcueil’ (1911) Lyonel Feininger Family, LLC/ARS

It’s hard to predict who will be more delighted by “Lyonel Feininger: At the Edge of the World,” now on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art: Feininger’s small coterie of ardent fans or the vast majority of the public who have never heard of him.

To both groups, however, the exhibition—Feininger’s first solo museum show in the U.S. in decades—should be a revelation. Aside from displaying the full panoply of his paintings, it brings together for the first time his pioneering comic strips and caricatures, woodcuts, photographs, and hand-carved, painted wooden figures and buildings—toy sculptures forming a village that came to be known as “The City at the Edge of the World.”


Judith H. Dobrzysnki
Wall Street Journal