Fritz Eichenberg (1901 – 1990)

Fritz Eichenberg, Self Portrait, artline
Fritz Eichenbeg
The Artist and the Seven Deadly Sins, 1976
wood engraving, ed. 100, 10 1/2 x 7"

The print has proven to be the most democratic medium in the history of art. Its versatility seems inexhaustible. Depending on its purpose it may cover any aspect of human life – social, political, technological, spiritual, aesthetic. It can be a source of enlightenment, pleasure, and information…and on a fragile piece of paper may carry messages of far-reaching importance and cultural impact. FE
Fritz Eichenberg, picture, artline
Fritz Eichenberg

about the artist

Eichenberg evokes a sinister and tempestuous spirit in his wood engraving illustrations of the Brontë sisters and Edgar Allan Poe, Dostoevsky, Shakespeare, and a laundry list of other classic writers distinguished for exploring themes of social injustice, spiritual conflict and emotional turmoil.
Here is an example of one of his images

Fritz Eichenberg, Eleonora, artline
Fritz Eichenberg
Illustration for Eleonora, 1979
wood engraving, ed 264, 5 1/2 x 3 1/2"

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