Opening Reception for Eberhardt Exhibit

Calligraphy and Bookbinding:
Twentieth Century Artists: Fritz and Trudi Eberhardt

November 28, 2015 – April 16, 2016
Reception: December 12, 2015 — 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Eberhardt work

The Eberhardts were immigrants from Germany arriving in Philadelphia in 1954.  They both had served bookbinding apprenticeships in Germany.  In 1962 they bought a small farm in northern Montgomery and converted a  barn into a bookbindery.  For the next 35 years they produced a major legacy of work that included orders from this country’s prestigious rare-book libraries and universities.  They prepared documents for Popes, Presidents and heads of state in France, Germany, England and China.  Fritz was a master calligrapher.  The bound documents they created were a combination of specially tooled bindings that enclosed documents that had been hand lettered by Fritz.  The exhibit will include examples of their work drawn from public and private collections.