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.
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.