Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1901-10-24
Death 1990-11-30
Americans
German, English

Biographical notes:

Fritz Eichenberg (1901-1990) was an illustrator and printmaker from Peace Dale, R.I.

From the description of Oral history interview with Fritz Eichenberg, 1970 Nov. 3 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 495595148

Fritz Eichenberg was born in Cologne, Germany on October 24, 1901. He studied at the School of Applied Arts and was a lithographic apprentice before being accepted as a master student at the Academy of Graphic Arts in Leipzig. Eichenberg moved to Berlin in 1923 but decided to leave for the United States when Hitler came to power in 1933. He taught at the New School for Social Research in New York, worked on the Federal Art Project, and received commissions from the Limited Editions Club and the Heritage Press. Eichenberg became well known for his prints and illustrations of many of the great classics. He started teaching at Pratt Institute in 1947 and held a number of positions while there. In 1966 Eichenberg became chairman of the Art Department of the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, a position he resigned in 1971. He travelled extensively in semi-official capacities, to the Soviet Union for the State Department and to Southeast Asia for the J. D. Rockefeller III Fund. In addition, he wrote definitive works on graphic arts. Fritz Eichenberg died in Peace Dale, Rhode Island on November 30, 1990.

From the description of Fritz Eichenberg papers, 1901-1994 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702121374

From the guide to the Fritz Eichenberg papers, 1901-1994, (Manuscripts and Archives)

Illustrator, printmaker; Rhode Island.

From the description of Oral history interview with Fritz Eichenberg, 1964 Dec. 3 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 233007070

From the description of Oral history interview with Fritz Eichenberg, 1964 Dec. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220193298

Fritz Eichenberg was born in Cologne, Germany in 1901. He studied at the School of Appplied Arts and the Academy of Graphic Arts in Leipzig. After living for a time in Berlin, he emigrated from Germany to the United States in 1933. He taught at the New School for Social Research, the Pratt Institute, and the University of Rhode Island, where he was the chairman of the Art Department. Eichenberg was a master printmaker and illustrator and authored definitive works on the graphic arts. He died in 1990.

From the description of Fritz Eichenberg wood blocks, circa 1935-1984. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702179142

From the description of Fritz Eichenberg designs and art work, circa 1935-1990. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702152497

German-born, American illustrator and author of children's books, also well-known as a graphic artist; received a Caldecott Honor citation for Ape in a cape in 1953.

From the description of Tales of Edgar Allan Poe : production material, [1944?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62451565

From the description of Papers, 1940-1982. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62406130

Illustrator, printmaker; Peace Dale, R.I.

From the description of Oral history interview with Fritz Eichenberg, 1970 Nov. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220185671

German-born, American illustrator and author of children's books,also well-known as a graphic artist; received a Caldecott Honor citation for Ape in a cape in 1953.

From the description of Sancho & his stubborn mule : production material, [1944?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62494735

From the description of The tree that ran away : production material, [1941?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62451566

From the description of The peaceable kingdom, and other poems : production material, [1958?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62443911

From the description of The adventures of Sir Ignatius Tippitolio : better known to the world as Tippy, proprietor of Tippitolio's grand imperial hotel Oriella : production material, [1945?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62443909

From the description of Fathers & sons : production material, [1941?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62443910

From the description of The jungle book : production material, 1950. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62451564

From the description of Rowena, the skating cow : production material, 1940. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62494733

From the description of Felix Salten's favorite animal stories : production material, [1948?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62451563

From the description of Ape in a cape : an alphabet of odd animals : production material, [1952?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62494731

From the description of "Have you seen Tom Thumb?" : production material, ca. 1942. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62680701

From the description of The witch of Ramoth, and other tales : production material, [1950?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62680702

From the description of Black Beauty : the autobiography of a horse : production material, [1945?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62680700

From the description of Heroes of the Kalevala : Finland's saga : production material, [1940?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62406133

From the description of Rainbows are made : poems : production material, [1982?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62406134

From the description of Don't blame me! : production material, [1940?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62406132

From the description of Big Road Walker : production material, ca. 1940. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62494732

Graphic artist; born and educated in Germany; taught at the New School for Social Research, the Pratt Institute, and other places; celebrated for his illustrations of the classics; wrote on the graphic arts.

From the description of Original colored drawing of Reynard the Fox, 1953. (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 145430454

Fritz Eichenberg was born October 24, 1901 in Cologne, Germany. He studied at the School of Applied Arts in Cologne from 1916-1920 and later received an M. F. A. from the State Academy of Graphic Arts in Leipzig. He worked as a newspaper artist and traveling correspondent in Germany but with the rise of Nazism came to the United States in 1933. In 1936, he illustrated his first book for children, Puss in Boots . Over the next five decades, Fritz Eichenberg became widely known as an illustrator and author of children's books. He illustrated books for many authors including Felix Salten, Elizabeth Coatsworth, and others. Fritz Eichenberg's illustrations covered a variety of subjects including poetry and folktales; he also illustrated his own retellings of folktales. In 1953, Fritz Eichenberg received a Caldecott Honor citation for Ape in a Cape(1952), an alphabet book he wrote and illustrated. Throughout his long and prolific career, Fritz Eichenberg illustrated dozens of books for children and young adults and received awards for his work in the graphic arts. He also taught for many years and continued to publish until the end of his life. Fritz Eichenberg died on November 29, 1990. Biographical Source: Something About the Author, vol. 50, pp. 66-82.

From the guide to the Fritz Eichenberg Papers, 1940-1982, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc])

Fritz Eichenberg (1901-1990) was an illustrator, cartoonist, and printmaker from Peace Dale, R.I.

From the description of Oral history interview with Fritz Eichenberg, 1979 May 14-Dec. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84929645

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Subjects:

  • Political cartoons
  • Mowgli (Fictitious character)--Juvenile fiction
  • English language--Alphabet--Juvenile literature
  • Federal aid to the arts
  • Hotels--Juvenile fiction
  • Printmaker--Interviews
  • Animals--Juvenile poetry
  • Trees--Fiction
  • Graphic arts--Study and teaching
  • Short stories
  • Tales
  • Horses--Juvenile fiction
  • Children's stories, English
  • Children's literature, American
  • Cows--Fiction
  • Hotels, motels, etc.--Fiction
  • Fathers and sons--Fiction
  • Supernatural--Fiction
  • Cows--Juvenile fiction
  • Noah's ark--Poetry
  • Animals--Fiction
  • Wood-engraving, American
  • Circus--Biography
  • Trees--Juvenile fiction
  • Animals--Juvenile fiction
  • Horror tales, American
  • Graphic arts
  • Animals--Folklore
  • Children's stories, American
  • African Americans--Folklore
  • Noah's ark--Juvenile poetry
  • Art and state
  • Prints, American
  • Mules--Literature
  • Prints--20th century
  • Animals--Poetry
  • Dwarfs--Biography
  • Prints--20th century--United States
  • Fantasy fiction, American
  • Art, American
  • Jungles--Juvenile fiction
  • Animals--Pictorial works
  • Illustration
  • Alphabet
  • Christmas
  • Folklore
  • Fantasy--Juvenile fiction
  • Wood-engraving
  • Wood carving
  • Fantasy
  • Printmakers
  • Mules--Juvenile literature
  • American poetry
  • Jungles--Fiction
  • Illustrators--Interviews
  • Illustration of books--20th century
  • Horses--Fiction
  • Printmakers--United States
  • Supernatural--Juvenile fiction
  • Children's poetry, American
  • Wood-engraving--20th century
  • Graphic arts--United States
  • Mowgli (Fictitious character)--Fiction

Occupations:

  • Artists
  • Illustrator

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • Rhode Island (as recorded)
  • Russia (as recorded)
  • India (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Rhode Island (as recorded)
  • Rhode Island (as recorded)
  • Rhode Island (as recorded)
  • Rhode Island (as recorded)
  • Finland (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)