Feininger (son of the painter Lyonel Feininger) was one of the youngest students to attend the Bauhaus. Although he considered himself a painter primarily, during his years at the school (1926-31) he was never without his camera, photographing his classmates, the school buildings, Oskar Schlemmer's stage productions, and the Bauhaus Jazz Band from dramatically angled viewpoints or as extreme close-ups, an energetic style perfectly in tune with the climate of visual and technical experimentation that prevailed at the school. For this unusual portrait Feininger photographed fellow student Franz Sitte through a window and in doing so recorded his own image as a reflection on the glass.
Inscription: Inscribed in ink on print, verso, BC: "photo Lux Feininger"; in pencil, BC: "CIL - 1589 - (1.1-N) P8911221"; inscribed in red pencil, C and BL: "o//x"; inscribed in ink on circular white label, CL: "76"
[Prakapas Gallery]; Isaac Lagnado, New York
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Johnson Gallery, Selections from the Collection 12," March 11, 1996–June 3, 1996.
Feininger, T. Lux. T. Lux Feininger: Photographs of the Twenties and Thirties. New York: Prakapas Gallery, 1980. no. 22.