Peter V. Fritsch has lived his entire life in Longswamp Township in Berks County, Pennsylvania, as did the seven generations of his family before him. A folk artist all his life, he especially enjoys the scissors-cutting art of scherenschnitte, which he has practiced for more than forty years. He was raised in a rural country setting, speaking and writing the Pennsylvania Dutch dialect as a second language.
A passionate instructor, Fritsch taught art classes in the Reading Public School System for thirty-three years. He also taught German history and culture at Ursinus College for eight years. Fritsch has been involved in local organizations to promote the preservation of the Pennsylvania Dutch dialect, such as the Pennsylvania German Society. Now retired from everything except homesteading, he describes himself as a “stay-at-home Dutchman.”
Fritsch earned a BS in art education and a master’s degree in education from Kutztown University. He lives on his family’s ancestral farm in Alburtis, Pennsylvania.
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