Biografie von Henry Eugene FRITZ (1875-1956)

Birth place: Lubben, Germany

Death place: Bryn Mawr, PA

Addresses: Pelham. NY; Sarasota, FL (winters); Boone, NC (summers); Merion, PA

Profession: Educator, writer, lecturer, painter, illustrator, graphic artist, block printer

Studied: CUA School (1893-96); NAD (1898); Soc. Beaux-Arts Arch.; ASL; Ringling Art School, Sarasota, FL; Columbia Univ.; New York Univ., B.S., Ph.D.; in Germany; G. Bridgman; R. Blum; G. Maynard; C. Y. Turner; A. W. Dow; BAID.

Exhibited: Sarasota AA; Teachers College, Boone, NC; New Rochelle AA, 1922 (hon. mention); Salons of Am., 1929; NAD (gold medal); Newman Galleries, Phila., 1998; Finishing Touch, Chestertown, MD.

Member: NYWCS; Sarasota AA; NY Lecturers Assn.; EAA; Kit Kat Cub; New Rochelle AA.

Work: Mennonite Church, Sarasota, FL; Gibbs Mus., Charleston, SC

Comments: In his early years spent summers painting in Holland, Belgium, France and Switzerland, as well as Maine and Woodstock, NY. Preferred media: oils, watercolor, reverse painting on glass, woodblock prints, etching. Positions: supervisor, teacher of fine & industrial arts, NYC Public School System, 1904-40, head art dept., 1924-40. Started Saturday art classes for gifted students in NYC Public School System beginning in 1924. Lecturer, winter art seminars, Ringling Art Mus, Sarasota, FL. Contributor to newspapers and educational publications. Contributed art files to Bryn Mawr College. He painted until his 79th year. Author: Art for Gifted Students, pub. American Book Co.; Education of Gifted Children, Bd. Edu. Publication, 1938; Educating Superior Students pub. American Book Co., 1935.

Sources: WW59; WW47; addl. info courtesy Helen W. Fritz, Chestertown, MD.

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