Take a look at past New York with this 1940's print of Sheep's Meadow Central Park. For 70 years, hundreds of sheep grazed on a 15-acre swath of Central Park.
Andreas Feininger's cityscapes of New York City from the 1940s combine an architect's love of precision, space, and technique with an artist's love of sweeping vistas. All aspects of New York City and its buildings attracted the photographer, its people, its cars and traffic jams, its confusion and even its ugliness. He saw the city as a living organism: dynamic, sometimes violent, and even brutal. The New-York Historical Society library boasts a full set of prints from Feininger's book New York in the Forties.
Images in the Andreas Feininger Photograph Collection at the New-York Historical Society are from the estate of Andreas Feininger, courtesy of Bonni Benrubi Gallery.
- Sheep's Meadow Central Park 1940 by Andreas Feininger
- 11" x 14"