Oral history interview with Fritz Eichenberg
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.eichen79
Creators:
Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1979 May 14-December 7
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
61 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview with Fritz Eichenberg conducted 1979 May 14-1979 December 7, by Robert F. Brown, at the artist's home, in Peace Dale, Rhode Island, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Eichenberg discusses his career; his artistic philosophy; various books he has illustrated including, "Jane Eyre," "Wuthering Heights," "The King and I," and "Crime and Punishment"; working with Dorothy Day for the "Catholic Worker"; drawing political cartoons for "The Nation"; working for the WPA; and becoming a Quaker.

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

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Author
Sponsor
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These interviews are part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.

General
General
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 12 min.

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Repository Contact
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