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Henry Clarence Pitz

 (1895 - 1976)
Henry Clarence Pitz was active/lived in Pennsylvania.  Henry Pitz is known for illustrator, genre, history, views.

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The following was written by Mary "Molly" Wheeler Wood Pitz, widow of the artist, Spring 1988

HENRY C. Pitz was the only child of Anna Rosina (nee Steiffel) and Henry William Pitz. His mother's close knit family had emigrated from Lake Constance in southern Germany at mid-century; his father had trained as a bookbinder in Munich, before moving to Philadelphia in the 1880s to open his own bookbindery and leather workshop. Soon after, he met and married Anna, and they set up housekeeping next door to her family at 29th and Poplar streets.

Their son Henry Clarence, born June 16, 1895, demonstrated a talent for drawing. He became an avid fan of Howard Pyle's work, and as a youngster he and a close friend, Walter Kumme, spent consi


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