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Fritz Eichenberg papers

Identifier: HC.MC-1131

Scope and Contents

A collection of wood engravings, correspondence, and a list of periodicals containing engraved illustrations by Fritz Eichenberg (1901-1990), a printmaker and teacher who also was an illustrator of books and author of The Wood and the Graver.

Among the papers are some wood engravings and pen & ink illustrations by Fritz Eichenberg. There are letters to John and Danila Spielman and to Edwin B. Bronner and David Fraser, including some inscribed Christmas cards; an essay, "Artist's Proof;" catalogs; and invitations to exhibits.


  • Creation: 1937-1982


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical / Historical

Fritz Eichenberg was a German-American illustrator and educator. His main medium was wood engraving, and his illustrations were concerned with religion, social justice, and nonviolence. He was born in Cologne, Germany but emigrated to the United States in 1933 due to the rise of Nazism. He lived in New York City for most of his life, teaching art and illustrating books, especially works of literature. In 1940 he joined the Religious Society of Friends. He illustrated for Quaker periodicals, as well as progressive Catholic periodicals. He died at his home in Rhode Island in 1990.


.42 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger Box)




The collection includes wood engravings, correspondence, and a list of periodicals containing engraved illustrations by Eichenburg. Eichenburg's work focused on religion, social justice, and nonviolence.

Processing Information

Processed by Madison Arnold-Scerbo, June 2018.


Fritz Eichenberg papers
Madison Arnold-Scerbo
June, 2018
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