Gropius House

Birthday Card: Lyonel Feininger, 1943

Lyonel Feininger made this woodcut of the Gelmeroda church years earlier, when he ran the printing workshop at the Bauhaus. The church was one of his favorite subjects during the time he was in Weimar, the school’s first home. The card harks back to the beginning of his friendship with Gropius, around 1919, when Gropius, the school’s founder and director, invited the American-born Feininger to join the faculty.