Artist on the Witness Stand

Artist on the Witness Stand

by Fritz Eichenberg

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Artist on the Witness Stand by Fritz Eichenberg

Potentially creativity is dormant in every human mind. It needs nourishment and care. If we could only learn to approach everything we do with love, discover the secret of living harmoniously with nature, with our neighbor, our families, realize the joy of creating beauty in ourselves and around us, open our eyes to the grand design in all things living, we would be rewarded immeasurably.

Even if this does not make artists of all of us, it will bring us closer to the creative arts and their enjoyment on so many different levels, and enrich our lives.

To remain sensitive to the human problems surrounding us we will have to descend from our Ivory Towers into the street, perhaps onto the barricades and into a brush with the law. If you are not afflicted with a social conscience this may not be your idea of an artist's life. But if you are born with certain convictions, your path, no matter how thorny, is laid out for you and you have to follow, even if your tender feet object.

What follows is just one artist's retrospective survey of his education.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158701115
Publisher: Pendle Hill Publications
Publication date: 06/28/2017
Series: Pendle Hill Pamphlets , #257
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 450 KB

About the Author

Fritz Eichenberg, born in Cologne in 1901, emigrated to the United States in 1933 and became well-known as an artist, educator, printmaker and illustrator of many important books for children and lovers of classics. His work includes interpretations of the works of Shakespeare, Swift, Poe and the Brontés as well as of the great novels of Pushkin, Tolstoy, Turgenev and Dostoevsky. More recently he has written a textbook on the Art of the Print. He has written and illustrated his own fables, Endangered Species, and a contemporary Dance of Death. He has taught for many years and chaired art departments at Pratt Institute and other schools. He has received five honorary doctorates from various institutions of higher learning. His prints, mostly wood engravings, are in major collections here and abroad. He became a Quaker in 1940 and is now a member of Providence Friends Meeting in Rhode Island. His first Pendle Hill pamphlet, Art and Faith, was published in 1952 and reissued in 1962.

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