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Feininger Paintings on Loan to the WAG

August 10, 2014 9:16 AM | Entertainment

By David Klassen

Winnipeg Art GalleryA pair of paintings by a renowned German-American artist are on display at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

Lyonel Feininger is the name behind the masterpieces, painted in the early 20th century. The artwork is on loan to the WAG from a private collector and will remain in the city for at least five years.

“Although audiences have been able to see fabulous examples of European modernism by artists like Henry Moore, Jean Arp, and Marc Chagall, they have not had extended access to canvases by Feininger before now,” said WAG director and CEO Dr. Stephen Borys. “These long-term loans significantly enrich the WAG’s display of modern European art, and we are incredibly grateful to the lender.”

Visitors can see the two Feininger paintings on permanent display as part of the exhibition Collection on View: Modernist Traditions, 1870-1950.

Regular gallery admission applies.