On this day, February 8, 1900, illustrator Fritz Kredel was born in Michelstadt-im-Odenwald, Germany. He studied at the Offenbach School of Art and Design. In 1938 Kredel immigrated to the U. S. and taught at the Cooper Union. In his career, Kredel produced illustrations for over 400 books including for Eleanor Roosevelt’s children’s book, Christmas.

Fritz Kredel