Fritz Eichenberg (American, 1901 – 1990)

German born wood engraver and lithographer, Eichenberg studied at the School of Applied Arts in Cologne before moving to Berlin where he was a reporter and staff artist for the Ullstein Publishing House. When Hitler came to power in 1933, Eichenberg moved New York where he taught at the New School for Social Research and worked on the Federal Art Project. He taught at the Pratt Institute and served as the director of the Pratt Graphics Center where he edited Artist’s Proof, a journal on printmaking.

In 1966, Eichenberg moved to Rhode Island and chaired the Art Department of the University of Rhode Island in Kingston. His wood engravings and lithographs are almost always associated with literary sources. His prints are in numerous collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Library of Congress, Yale University Library, the Hermitage, the Vatican, the Bibliotheque Nationale.

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