Oral history interview with Fritz Eichenberg

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.eichen64
Creators:
Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington), 1920-
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1964 December 3
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
24 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Fritz Eichenberg conducted by Harlan Phillips on 1964 December 3 for the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project.
Scope and Contents
Eichenberg speaks of the development of his interest in the graphic arts; his education at the Academy of Graphic Arts in Leipzig, Germany; working for a magazine as a political cartoonist and drawing anti-Nazi cartoons; coming to the United States; working for the Federal Art Project; the effect of the FAP on his career and life; and political problems with federal support for the arts. He recalls George Grosz.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Fritz Eichenberg (1901-1990) was an illustrator and printmaker from Rhode Island.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.

General
General
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 29 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
This transcript is open for research. Access to the entire recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
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Art and state Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Illustrators -- Rhode Island -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printmakers -- Rhode Island -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Grosz, George, 1893-1959 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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