Fritz Eichenberg Papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains production material, consisting of illustrative materials only, for seventeen titles, including some adult works, published between 1940 and 1982. Illustrative materials include illustrations, studies and sketches done in a variety of media including ink, pencil, and oil, separations, dummies done in pencil and other media, prints, and proofs. The collection also contains some miscellaneous artwork consisting of prints including some from drawings that appeared in The Catholic Worker[date unknown], and one print for Christmas 1960 signed "The Peaceable Kingdom." The collection also contains one piece of correspondence, a letter from an editor. The materials are arranged by title with box level control.
- Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990 (Person)
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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.
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Fritz Eichenberg's papers focus on his work as an illustrator of children's books. The collection contains production material, consisting of illustrative materials only, for 17 titles, including some adult works, published between 1940 and 1982. Illustrative materials include illustrations, studies and sketches done in a variety of media, separations, dummies, prints, and proofs. The collection also contains some miscellaneous artwork consisting of prints including some from drawings that appeared inThe Catholic Worker[date unknown], and one print for Christmas 1960 signed "The Peaceable Kingdom." The collection also contains one piece of correspondence.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Part of this collection was originally given to Dr. Irvin Kerlan who in turn donated his collection to the University of Minnesota. Fritz Eichenberg gave additional material to the University of Minnesota in 1969-1970 and 1983.
This collection was processed with financial assistance from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
- Fritz Eichenberg Papers
- Lois Steer and Larry Peterson; September, 2003
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- Description is in English