Eugene Camille Fitsch

(1892-1972)

Born in Alsace-Lorraine. Immigrated to U.S. in 1913. Trained as a bookbinder, he worked at the Buffalo Public Library and received his first art training at the Albright Art Gallery in Buffalo, before being awarded a scholarship the the Art Students' League in NYC. At the ASL he studied painting and composition under Frank Vincent DuMond, Guy Rene Dubois and Eugene Speicher. Fitsch also studied etching and lithography with Joseph Pennell and Mahonri Young and studied sculpture at the Beaux Arts Institute. He became a naturalized citizen in 1921. From 1925 to 1933 Fitsch was an instructor at the ASL, teaching etching, lithography and wood and linoleum printing. In 1938 he taught drawing and composition at the American Artists School of which he was a founding member. Fitsch was a scenic artist and designer with several credited designs on Broadway and at the Provincetown Playhouse in NYC. He later worked with the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, MA from 1935-1950 where he designed over 120 plays.

Backstage Images

The Streets of New York

The Theatres and Auditoriums

Actors, Dancers and other Theatre Artists

Additional Images by Eugene Fitsch

Fitsch's Scene Designs

List of known artwork by Eugene Fitsch

Exhibitions

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