Eichenberg received his training at the Municipal School of Applied
Arts in Cologne, Germany and the Staatliche Akademie fur Graphische
Kunste in Leipzig. He worked in Berlin from 1923 to 1933 illustration
books as well as writing. He settled in New York in 1933 and soon
after began teaching at the New School. In 1947 he began teaching
at Pratt Institute. He became chairman of the department of graphic
arts in 1956 and founded the Pratt Graphic Arts Center in Manhattan
the same year. In 1966 he was appointed Chairman of the Art Department
of the University of Rhode Island. He served on the board of the AIGA
and the Society of American Graphic Arts. During his career he illustrated
over 100 books, working predominately in wood engraving and lithography.
His illustrations have appeared in books by such publishers as The
Heritage Club, The Limited Editions Club, Random House, Kingsport
Press, Book of the Month Club, Rodale Press, Aquarius Press and Doubleday.