Fritz Kredel letters

Inclusive Dates: 
1948–1960
Survey Repository: 

This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

255 items in 1 box, consisting largely of letters written by the wood engraver Fritz Kredel to Joseph Graves during the years 1948-1960. Included are a few replies by Graves and other small items dating to as early as 1938.

Biographical Historical Note

Fritz Kredel was a German artist and designer who became skilled at woodcut illustration. After emigrating to the United States in 1938 for political reasons, he taught at Cooper Union in New York and continued to work as an artist. He produced illustrations for over 400 books in German and English and received many awards and honors.

Additional Notes

Inventory available on site.