Gerald Twomey Donation in loving memory of John Arthur Twomey, BBA, '47
- Event: February 2022
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The gift was moved from Seaford, Long Island to the College in February 2022 by Gerald Twomey, son of John Arthur Twomey, BBA '47, who was also educated by the Christian Brothers at Cathedral Boys High School in Manhattan.
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Donated in February 2022 by Gerald Twomey in loving memory of his father John Arthur Twomey.
Collection Includes: - 10 pencil signed, numbered and titled wood cuts - 2 portfolios of prints of woodcuts done as fundraisers in the early 1950's - Several framed, unsigned works - Books by or about Eichenberg - Rare items - 1 framed photo as a personal mement to Mr. Mauriello
About the Artist, Fritz Eichenberg: Fritz Eichenberg (b. 1901, d. 1990), a German-American Artists, primarily worked with wood cuts, wood engravings, and printmaking. Eichenberg's pieces were often focused around religion, peace, social justice, anti-war, or nonviolence. Worked as an apprentice and studied at the Municiple School of Applied Arts in Cologne, Germany and at the Academy of Graphic Arts in Leipzig. Afterwards, he started creating his own prints and began to get works published. In 1933, he moved to New York City with his wife and family due to the growth of Hitler and the Nazi's power which fueled his work around anti-war and non-violence. He worked as an Art Professor at the New School for Social Research and at Pratt Institute. Next, he worked at the University of Rhode Island as the Head of the Art Department and passed away in 1990 in Rhode Island.
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