Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990

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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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creatorOf Fritz Eichenberg Papers, 1940-1982 University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc]
creatorOf Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990,. Oral history interview with Fritz Eichenberg, 1970 Nov. 3 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Bechtel, Louise Seaman, b. 1894. Louise Seaman Bechtel papers, 1877-1980, 1913-1980 (bulk). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990. Rainbows are made : poems : production material, [1982?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990. Heroes of the Kalevala : Finland's saga : production material, [1940?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Hubben, William, 1895-1974. Papers, 1906-1976. Swarthmore College, FRIENDS HIST LIBR
referencedIn Ward, Lynd, 1905-. Lynd Ward papers, 1934-1964. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Angell, Norman, 1874-1967. Gilbert F. White papers, 1942-1957. Haverford College Library
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, ca. 1933-1997. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990. Correspondence, 1976-1991. Getty Research Library
creatorOf Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990. Big Road Walker : production material, ca. 1940. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990,. Ship of fools [art reproduction] : from Dance of death / wood engraving and poem by Fritz Eichenberg. Phoenix Public Library
creatorOf Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990. Black Beauty : the autobiography of a horse : production material, [1945?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990. Felix Salten's favorite animal stories : production material, [1948?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990. The tree that ran away : production material, [1941?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901- : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Kent, Norman, 1903-1972. Norman Kent papers, 1939-1964. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990. Sancho & his stubborn mule : production material, [1944?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Robert Haven Schauffler Correspondence, TXRC96-A17., 1872-1964 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Taylor, Robert, 1925-. Robert Taylor papers, 1952-1990. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Fortess, Karl E. (Karl Eugene), 1907-. Karl E. Fortess taped interviews with artists, [1963-1985]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990,. Oral history interview with Fritz Eichenberg, 1964 Dec. 3 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Marcella Miller du Pont Papers, 1861-1976, (bulk 1935-1965) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
creatorOf Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990. Don't blame me! : production material, [1940?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990. Original colored drawing of Reynard the Fox, 1953. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Hunt, Mabel Leigh, 1892-1971. Papers, 1941-1966. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990. Ape in a cape : an alphabet of odd animals : production material, [1952?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990. The peaceable kingdom, and other poems : production material, [1958?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Sykes, Maltby. Maltby Sykes papers, 1936-1992. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990. Oral history interview with Fritz Eichenberg, 1979 May 14-Dec. 7. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990. Papers, 1940-1982. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Fine Art Prints of New York City, 1870-2003 (Bulk 1900-1940) © 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn T. M. Cleland Papers, 1880-1964, (bulk 1920-1963) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
creatorOf Schauffler, Robert Haven, 1879-1964. Correspondence, 1872-1964. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990. 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
creatorOf Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990. Fritz Eichenberg wood blocks, circa 1935-1984. Yale University Library
creatorOf Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990. Papers. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990,. Nightwatch [art reproduction] / by Fritz Eichenberg ; design, Toni. Phoenix Public Library
creatorOf Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990. The jungle book : production material, 1950. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990,. Oral history interview with Fritz Eichenberg, 1964 Dec. 3. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Pozzatti, Rudy, 1925-. Rudy Pozzatti papers, 1951-1982. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990. Fritz Eichenberg papers, 1901-1994 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990. Fathers & sons : production material, [1941?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Rushmore, Arthur W., 1883-1955. Rushmore collection, 1900-1992 (bulk 1927-1955). Free Public Library of the Borough of Madison
creatorOf Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1964-1972. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf The New York Quarterly. Literary archive, [ca. 1980-1990]. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990. Rowena, the skating cow : production material, 1940. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Eichenberg, Fritz : Biographical file. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
referencedIn Albee, Grace. Grace Albee papers, 1890-1971. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Jacob Lawrence and Gwendolyn Knight papers, 1945-1995 (bulk 1973-1994) Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
creatorOf Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990. Fritz Eichenberg designs and art work, circa 1935-1990. Yale University Library
creatorOf Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990. Tales of Edgar Allan Poe : production material, [1944?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Ward, Lynd, 1905-. Lynd Ward and May McNeer papers, 1929-1981. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Cheever, Lawrence Oakley, 1907-1974. Papers of Lawrence Oakley Cheever, 1931-1972. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Cheever, Lawrence Oakley, 1907-1974. Papers, 1931-1966. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Fritz Eichenberg papers, 1901-1994 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Du Pont, Marcella Miller. Papers of Marcella Miller du Pont, 1861-1976 (bulk 1935-1965). Library of Congress
referencedIn Macy, George. George Macy papers, 1916-1970. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Bechtel, Louise Seaman, b. 1894. Papers, 1877-1980, 1913-1980 (bulk). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990. "Have you seen Tom Thumb?" : production material, ca. 1942. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Jacob Lawrence Papers, 1937-1971 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Hollerbach, Serge, 1923-. Serge Hollerbach papers, 1946-1975, 1966-1975 (bulk dates). Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990,. Oral history interview with Fritz Eichenberg, 1970 Nov. 3. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990. The witch of Ramoth, and other tales : production material, [1950?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
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associatedWith Albee, Grace. person
associatedWith Bechtel, Louise Seaman, b. 1894. person
associatedWith Beston, Henry, 1888-1968. person
correspondedWith Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969 person
associatedWith Brown, Robert F. person
associatedWith Canadé, Vincent. person
correspondedWith Cheever, Lawrence Oakley, 1907-1974. person
correspondedWith Cleland, T. M. (Thomas Maitland), 1880-1964 person
associatedWith Coatsworth, Elizabeth Jane, 1893- person
associatedWith Cummings, Paul, person
associatedWith Deutsch, Babette, 1895- person
associatedWith Duncan, Eula Griffin. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Marcella Miller. person
associatedWith Eichenberg, Antonie. person
associatedWith Forest, Jim (James H.) person
associatedWith Fortess, Karl E. (Karl Eugene), 1907- person
associatedWith Grosz, George, 1893-1959. person
associatedWith Hollerbach, Serge, 1923- person
associatedWith Hubben, William, 1895-1974. person
associatedWith Hughes, Richard Arthur Warren, 1900-1976. person
correspondedWith Hunt, Mabel Leigh, 1892-1971. person
associatedWith Jesus Christ person
associatedWith Keats, Mark. person
associatedWith Kent, Norman, 1903-1972. person
associatedWith Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936 person
associatedWith Lawrence, Jacob person
associatedWith Macy, George. person
associatedWith New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project. corporateBody
associatedWith New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project. corporateBody
correspondedWith New Directions Publishing Corp. corporateBody
associatedWith Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington), 1920- person
associatedWith Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849. person
associatedWith Pozzatti, Rudy, 1925- person
associatedWith Print Council of America. corporateBody
correspondedWith Rushmore, Arthur W., 1883-1955. person
associatedWith Salten, Felix, 1869-1945 person
associatedWith Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967 person
associatedWith Sanders, Olcutt. person
associatedWith Schackne, Stewart. person
associatedWith Schauffler, Robert Haven, 1879-1964 person
associatedWith Sewell, Anna, 1820-1878. person
associatedWith Smith, Glanville Wynkoop, 1901- person
associatedWith Sykes, Maltby. person
associatedWith Taylor, Robert, 1925- person
associatedWith The New York Quarterly. corporateBody
associatedWith Thumb, Tom, 1838-1883. person
associatedWith Turgenev, Ivan Sergeevich, 1818-1883. person
associatedWith Van Doren, Mark, 1894-1972. person
associatedWith Ward, Lynd, 1905- person
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Subject
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
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Birth 1901-10-24

Death 1990-11-30

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