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 Arthur William Heintzelman

Arthur William Heintzelman

Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Death 4 Apr 1965 (aged 74)
Rockport, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Avenue K
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Boston Herald
Boston, Mass.
Monday, April 5, 1965
p. 24

Arthur W. Heintzelman, 74; Etcher and Library Curator

Arthur W. Heintzelman, 74, internationally known etcher and retired keeper of prints at the Boston Public Library, died early Sunday after a long illness a his home, 25 Granite St., Rockport.

Mr. Heintzelman was curator of the Albert H. Wiggin Collection from 1946 to 1960 when he retired.

He was also a holder of the Legion d'Honneur bestowed upon him by the French government in 1947 for his work in the graphic arts. In 1928 he had represented the French government exchange exhibition between France and the United States.

He was born on Nov. 22, 1890 in Newark, N.J. and graduated in 1916 from the Rhode Island School of Design. A year later he gave his first exhibition of his etchings at Goodspeed's Bookshop in Boston.

His work with the etching needle and dry-point plate was received with enthusiasm and his prints were exhibited at showings throughout the country.

In 1921 he took up residence in Paris with 72 plates to his credit, including his first etching "The Rabbi," and his most famous one, "Three Score and Ten." While in Paris he etched two more of his famous works, "Le Poete", and "Merci."

He later lived in Switzerland in a farmhouse overlooking Lake Geneva. In later years, the Heintzelmans lived in Marblehead.

Upon his return to this country he was a faculty member at the Rhode Island School of Design.

In Marblehead he was active in the development of the Marblehead Arts Association, which purchased and restored the "King" Hooper Mansion.

In 1946 he joined the Boston Public Library to catalog the Wiggin Collection of some 40,000 prints. He remained as curator until his retirement in 1960.

He arranged another exchange exhibition between France and the United States in 1952 and one between Italy and the United States in 1954.

He held numerous awards in both this country and in Europe for his etchings. Including the Logan Prize and Medal of the Chicago Society of Etchers for 1915, 1920 and 1925; first prize, Chicago Society of Etchers, 1946; the Pennell Prize, Library of Congress, 1945; Barnet Prize, Society of American Etchers, 1920; Noyes Prize, Society of American Etchers, 1924.

His work is represented in the Metropolitan Museum, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston Public Library, British Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Musee de Luxembourg and the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, Chicago Art Institute, Library of Congress and Corcoran Gallery, Washington.

He was a National Academician, a Fellow for Life of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; a trustee of the R.I. School of Design; the Museum Directors of America; the Royal Society of Arts, London; Societaire of the Societe Nationale de Beaux Arts and the Societe de la Gravure Originale en Noir, Paris.

He leaves his wife, Katherine T. (Sloman) of Rockport; and a son, John Cranston Heintzelman of Manhattan, Kan. Another son, Malcolm Roland Heintzelman, a teacher at Newton High School died 11 years ago.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Marblehead.




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