Andreas Feininger (1906 – 1999) was born in Paris; son of the American-German painter Lyonel Feininger. He studied at the Weimar Bauhaus during the 1920s, and although he mainly studied architecture, Feininger developed an interest in photography after taking courses with László Moholy-Nagy (Bauhaus professor and friend of his father’s). In 1936, shortly before World War II, he abandoned his architecture studies and relocated to New York. Feininger began working for LIFE in 1943, where he completed 346 assignments over two decades. His great love for New York is evinced in his numerous black-and-white photos from vantage points all over the city.