Richard A. Loederer
was born on March 26, 1894, in Vienna, Austria. He studied at the Academy of
Fine Arts in Vienna as well as the Schule Reimann in Berlin. After moving to New
York, Mr. Loederer participated in the Works Progress Administration. His
projects included painting murals in restaurants, such as the Blue Ribbon
Restaurant in New York City and Stoll's Tavern in Troy, New York.
illustrated several books in the 1930s and 1940s. Originally published in
German in 1932, Voodoo Fire in Haiti
contained not only his distinctive woodcuts, but also his own account of his
long sojourn on that then-mysterious island.
A. Loederer returned to Vienna, where he died in March 1981.
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