On a day like today, German-American painter and caricaturist Lyonel Feininger was born
July 17, 1871. Lyonel Charles Feininger (July 17, 1871 - January 13, 1956) was a German-American painter, and a leading exponent of Expressionism. He also worked as a caricaturist and comic strip artist. In this image: Hellmut Seemann president of the foundation "Weimarer Klassik", right, talks with William Timken, US ambassador to Germany, left, about drawings of artist Lyonel Feininger after the opening of the "Feininger" exhibition at the Bauhaus museum in Weimar, eastern Germany, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006.