Theodore lux Feininger was a skilled painter, writer and teacher who was born in Berlin, Germany in 1910. He first studied painting in Germany during the 1920's under Paul Klee and Oskar Schlemmer. He emigrated to this country in the 1930's holding his first U.S. exhibition at the Carnegie Institute in 1932, and at New York's Museum of Modern Art in 1943.
Studying further at New York University in 1946-47 with Salmony, Cook and Friedlaender, Feininger established himself as a popular art teacher and lecturer at institutions such as Sarah Lawrence College, Harvard University and the Boston Fine Arts school. His preferred medium was oil with occasional leanings towards watercolor.
Feininger continued to paint throughout the 50's and 60's with successful exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum (1951), Whitney Museum of American Art (1951), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1954) and the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard (1952). He has won numerous awards including the Arts and Crafts Club of New Orleans (1948) and Cambridge Art Association (1963).