Oral history interview with Fritz Eichenberg, 1964 December 3
Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington),, 1920-
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
New York (State)
Transcript: 24 pages
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 29 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
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.
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.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Fritz Eichenberg, 1964 December 3. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Transcript available on line at http://www.aaa.si.edu/oralhist/eichen64.htm
Fritz Eichenberg (1901-1990) was an illustrator and printmaker from Rhode Island.
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.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001