Elsa Eisgruber

Biography

Bookbindings, illustrations. Born 22 March 1887 in Nuremberg. Studied at the Städtische Kunstgewerbeschule West, Berlin-Charlottenburg, followed by studies in Nuremberg and Munich. Designer/writer/illustrator of children’s books; an example of her illustrated and lettered pages is Das Männlein in der Gans of 1925. Her children’s books were in a group exhibition at the Chicago World’s Fair, 1933; she also exhibited in Berlin. 1953: Art Prize, City of Berlin. Died 1 December 1968 in Berlin.

Writings by

  • Rosmarin und Thymian, Berlin: Stuffer, 1928.

Writings about

  • Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon, Munich/Leipzig: K.G. Saur Verlag, 1990-., 2002 (which has a more extensive bibliography).
  • H. Saedler, ed., Elsa Eisgrubers Scherenschnitte und Zeichnungen, Mönchengladbach, c1921
  • Deutsche Biographische Enzyklopädie, Munich, London, New Providence: K.G. Saur 1995- (from 1997: Munich only)., 1996
  • H.K. Frenzel, ‘Elsa Eisgruber’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Feb. 1935, pp. 2-9