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Ecclesiastes

20th Century
20th Century
9 5/8 x 7 7/8 in. (24.4 x 20 cm)

Fritz Eichenberg, American, born in Germany, (1901–1990)

Object Type: DRAWINGS
Creation Place: North America
Medium and Support: Pen and Pencil
Accession Number: 77-D-110
Label from American Originals: Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection, La Salle University Art Museum, December 16, 2015 through March 4, 2016:

A public critic of Nazism, Eichenberg left his German homeland in 1933 and immigrated with his family to New York City where he became employed by the Federal Art Project. He taught art at the Pratt Institute and the University of Rhode Island, and he became a prolific illustrator who produced many artworks that addressed themes of social justice, non-violence and spirituality. Although he grew up in a non-religious family, Eichenberg was attracted to Taoism, Zen Buddhism, and Quakerism. He joined the Religious Society of Friends in 1940 and later contributed illustrations to Dorothy Day’s newspaper, The Catholic Worker. Eichenberg’s drawing of Ecclesiastes was reproduced in an edition of wood engravings, and demonstrates the artist’s expressive and non-traditional approach to religious subject matter.
Current Location: In Storage

Conservation
- 2015-2016 - Conserved with Support from the Stockman Family Foundation
For more information: http://artmuseum.lasalle.edu/exhibits/show/conservation-treatments/drawings---watercolors/ecclesiastes


- 2009 - In need of conservation - Included in IMLS conservation survey
For more information: http://artmuseum.lasalle.edu/exhibits/show/conservation-surveys/drawings/ecclesiastes

Exhibitions


- American Originals: Works on Paper from the Permanent Collectio
n, Curated by Dr. Klare Scarborough and La Salle University Associate Professor of Art History Dr. Catherine Holochwost, December 16, 2015 through March 4, 2016.

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