Avenue Of Trees
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
Lyonel Feininger, American (New York, NY 1871 - 1956 New York, NY)
Avenue of Trees
Work Type
Level 1, Room 1300, Modern and Contemporary Art, Early Modernism
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Physical Descriptions
Oil on canvas
80.5 x 100.5 cm (31 11/16 x 39 9/16 in.)
frame: 95.3 x 114.5 x 5.1 cm (37 1/2 x 45 1/16 x 2 in.)
The artist (1915-1956) by descent; to Julia Feininger, New York (1956-1970). William S. Lieberman, New York (by 1973-2006), bequest; to Busch-Reisinger Museum, 2006.

Note: Painting may have passed from Julia Feininger to William S. Lieberman by gift or bequest.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Hess, 133
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Bequest of William S. Lieberman
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Accession Year
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art
Publication History

Hans Hess, Lyonel Feininger, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (New York, NY, 1961), cat. no. 133

Dr. Ulrich Luckhardt, Lyonel Feininger, Prestel Verlag (Munich, 1989), p. 88, no. 20

Vivian Endicott Barnett, Die Blaue Vier : Feininger, Jawlensky, Kandinsky, Klee in der Neuen Welt, exh. cat., ed. Vivian Endicott Barnett and Josef Helfenstein, DuMont (Cologne, 1997), p. 152, no. 2

Harvard University Art Museums, Harvard University Art Museums Annual Report 2006-7 (Cambridge, MA, 2008), p. 31, ill.

Peter Nisbet, Lyonel Feininger Drawings and Watercolors, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums and Hatje Cantz (Cambridge, MA and Ostfildern, Germany, 2011), p. 131, fig. 20

Laura Muir, Lyonel Feininger: Photographs, 1928-1939, exh. cat. (Ostfildern, Germany, 2011), p. 26, fig. 12, ill.

Will Grohmann, Im Netzwerk der Moderne: Kirchner, Braque, Kandinsky, Klee, Richter, Bacon, Altenbourg, und ihr Kritiker, exh. cat., Hirmer (Dresden, Germany, 2012), pp. 128-131, ill. (color)

Exhibition History

Lyonel Feininger - The early paintings 1907-1918, Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, 09/17/2006 - 01/07/2007

Lyonel Feininger: Drawings and Watercolors from the William S. Lieberman Bequest to the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin, 02/26/2011 - 05/15/2011

Lyonel Feininger: At the Edge of the World, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 06/30/2011 - 10/16/2011; The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, 01/16/2012 - 05/13/2012

In the Network of Modernism. Kirchner, Braque, Kandinsky, Klee ... Richter, Bacon, Altenbourg and their critic Will Grohmann, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau, Dresden, 09/27/2012 - 01/06/2013

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Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted