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Artist on the Witness Stand

By Fritz Eichenberg

Pendle Hill Pamphlet #257 (1984)

Price: $7.50


This Quaker artist, who works mostly in wood engravings, surveys his own education and creative process.

About the Author(s)

Fritz Eichenberg, born in Cologne in 1901, emigrated to the United States in 1933 and became well known as an artist, educator, print maker, and illustrator of many important books for children and lovers of classics. His work includes interpretations of the works of Shakespeare, Swift, Poe, and the Brontes as well as of the great novels of Pushkin, Tolstoy, Turgenev, and Dostoevsky. More recently he has written a textbook on the Art of the Print. He has written and illustrated his own fables, Endangered Species, and a contemporary Dance of Death. He has taught for many years and chaired art departments at the Pratt Institute and other schools. He has received five honorary doctorates from various institutions of higher learning. His prints, mostly wood engravings, are in major collections here in the U.S. and abroad. He became a Quaker in 1940 and is now a member of Providence Friends Meeting in Rhode Island. His first Pendle Hill pamphlet was #68, Art and Faith.

Pendle Hill Pamphlet #257

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Weight 2.3 oz