Painter Fritz VonderHeiden known for his cityscapes of Harrisburg

HARRISBURG, Pa.Sunbury Press has released Lawrence von Knorr’s catalog of the paintings of Fritz VondeHeiden entitled Modern Realism According to Fritz: The Oil Paintings of Fritz VonderHeiden.

mraf_fcAbout the Book:
No one has painted urban Harrisburg as often as Fritz VonderHeiden (b. 1934). His style, developed over many decades, calls to mind Edward Hopper, but in a reductionist, minimalist way. His best urban works feel sterile and monolithic, emphasizing the geometry of road, architecture and the natural world in a compelling composition of curves, color, and structure. They exemplify the energy of the 20th Century, harkening back with Art Deco elements.

Fritz did not always paint this way. His earlier works – and some of his award-winning paintings – are more detailed, calling to mind Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent. His range of subjects is also varied, from the urban settings mentioned to country landscapes, lighthouses, portraits, still lifes and even surreal imaginings.

Office Space, 1996

Office Space, 1996

This book contains images of 127 of Fritz’s paintings in all of his categories: Scenes of Harrisburg, Scenes of the Greater Harrisburg Area, Portraits, Groups, and Figures, Landscapes and Lighthouses, and Still Lifes and Wildlife. All help celebrate the long career of this prolific painter, capturing his mastery of 20th Century Modern Realism.

About the Editor:
Lawrence von Knorr is a native of Pennsylvania who is one of the pioneers in “Digital Impressionism” or “Photo Impressionism”, utilizing computer software to enhance photography to produce painterly creations. His work includes landscapes, architectural, portrait and still-life subjects.

South on Susquehanna Street, 1998

South on Susquehanna Street, 1998

Lawrence received a 35mm camera as a gift at age 13, and has been photographing ever since. Professionally, he has worked in the information systems field, providing numerous opportunities to travel extensively. In recent years, the love of photography and experience in computer software merged into an interest in digital fine art.

Von Knorr began exhibiting in the Harrisburg, PA area in 2006. His first New York Exhibition was in 2008. He lives in the Harrisburg area with his wife Tammi.

EXHIBITION AND BOOK SIGNING:
An exhibition of Fritz VonderHeiden’s work is being held at the 2nd Floor Gallery at 105 S Market St, Mechanicsburg, PA, 17055, for the month of October. A book signing will be held there on Saturday October 18, 2014, from 6 PM to 9 PM. Please contact the gallery for more information: (717) 697-0502.

Skaters, 2009

Skaters, 2009

Modern Realism According to Fritz: The Oil Paintings of Fritz VonderHeiden
Edited by Lawrence von Knorr
List Price: $29.95
8.5″ x 11″ (21.59 x 27.94 cm)
Color on White paper
64 pages, hardcover
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620064504
BISAC: Art / Artists / Painters / American

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Modern-Realism-According…

Camp Hill's Fritz VonderHeiden shares his German/English poetry translations

Mechanicsburg, PA – Sunbury Press has released Fritz VonderHeiden’s poetry compilation “Translations of Favorite German and English Poems”

Fritz's "Translations"

Fritz’s “Translations”

About the Book:
Fritz Vonderheiden has selected ten of his favorite poems for translation. Five are taken from German to English and five English to German:

GERMAN

Erlkönig by J. W. von Goethe
Ein Traum by Friedrich von Schiller
Barbarossa by Friedrich Rückert
Die Lorelei by Heinrich Heine
Du Bist Wie Eine Blume by Heinrich Heine

ENGLISH

Trees by Joyce Kilmer
Sea Fever by John Masefield
Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms by Thomas Moore
Barbara Frietchie by J. G. Whittier
The Last Rose of Summer by Thomas Moore

Translations of Favorite German and English Poems
Authored by Fritz VonderHeiden
List Price: $9.99
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
36 pages
Sunbury Press Inc
ISBN-13: 978-1620062210
ISBN-10: 1620062216
BISAC: Poetry / European / German

For more information, please see:
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cover art by Lawrence von Knorr – “Bad Wimpfen” (2010)