Property from the Dr. Heinz F. Eichenwald Collection
Dr. Heinz Felix Eichenwald transformed medical care for children across North Texas and around the world for more than forty years at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. The professor emeritus and former chairman of pediatrics served on the faculty and as chief of staff at Children's Medical Center and chief of pediatrics at Parkland Memorial Hospital from 1964 to 1982. He is credited with building UT Southwestern's pediatrics department and developed pediatrics programs around the world.
Dr. Eichenwald graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1946 and received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in 1950. Upon completing his training in pediatrics at Cornell's New York Hospital, where he became a highly regarded specialist, he joined the University of Texas Southwestern Medical faculty in 1964. In 1982, he stepped down as chairman and remained on faculty to teach medical students and postdoctoral fellows, retiring in 2006 as professor emeritus.
Dr. Eichenwald received the Alexander von Humboldt Prize for Research in Natural Sciences awarded by West Germany in 1979 and the Weinstein-Goldenson Award for Medical Research from the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation in 1980, both for his work in pediatric infectious diseases.
Dr. Eichenwald was born in Berlin and moved as a child to New York with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Ernst Eichenwald in the mid-1930s. Dr. Eichenwald and his wife Linda have lovingly cared for the works of art the late doctor grew up with in Germany and America. Mrs. Eichenwald recalls her husband's immense joy when admiring daily the sublime watercolor by Paul Cézanne, Joueur de cartes.
Christie's is honored to be offering this remarkable collection in the Impressionist and Modern Evening, Works on Paper and Day Sales this May.