Alfred J. Frueh papers, 1904-1993

Frueh, Alfred Joseph, b. 1880 d. 1968
Illustrator
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 5.3 linear feet

Collection Summary: Biographical information, correspondence, notes and writings, art work, printed material, and photographs document Alfred Frueh's personal life and professional career.

Biographical/Historical Note: Alfred Joseph Frueh (1880-1968) was caricaturist, cartoonist and illustrator in New York, N.Y. Frueh studied art at various schools in Paris under Theophile Steinlen, Lucien Simon, Naudin, and Henri Matisse. Member of the Society of Independent Artists. Worked for the New York World, the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch, and from 1925 on, his theatrical caricatures appeared regularly in The New Yorker.

Donated 1993 by Barbara F. Bornemann, Alfred J. Frueh, Jr. and Robert Frueh, and in 2011 by Stephen Bornemann, children of Alfred J. Frueh. The relatives also donated caricatures and puppets of theatrical figures to the National Portrait Gallery.

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