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Eichenberg received his formal art training in Leipzig at the Academy of Graphic Arts, choosing wood engraving as his major art form. After the rise of Adolf Hitler, he decided his stay in Germany was at risk because of his Jewish background. In 1933 he managed to get his family out of the country to the United States. The death of his wife caused a breakdown for Eichenberg and while recovering, he decided to convert to the Quaker religion, where he received comfort and a spirit of the simple life. His new religion inspired powerful graphic images, showing his quest for the Peaceable Kingdom and his own spiritual and moral aspects. At the time of his death at eighty-nine, Eichenberg, was acclaimed as one of the modern masters of wood engraving. He was famous for his illustrations of the Russian writers, Dostoevski, Tolstoy, and Turgenev. Their works were published by the Heritage Press and The Limited Editions Club. Eichenberg's work is in the collection of the New York Public Library and other museums and galleries. He also has the distinction of being an early director of the Pratt Graphic Center in New York City.



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Fritz Eichenberg

German-American (1901-1990)
Peaceable Kingdom
5 x 7-1/2 in.

Wood engraving, 1950, edition 150. Initialed, dated, and titled in the block; signed in pencil.


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