January 3, 1930 – September 10, 2018
Heigemeir Bold by Franz Heigemeir for VGC
Modula by Franz Heigemeir for VGC in 1972
Organda by Franz Heigemeir for VGC in 1972
Born January 3, 1930, in Stuttgart, Germany, he was the son of the late Franz and Rosa Heigemeir. Upon coming to the United States, Franz served in the US Army from 1954 through 1956. He was a graduate of the Kunstschule Augsburg, Germany, and was a renowned local artist, calligrapher, and graphic designer, who exhibited extensively in the Hudson Valley and beyond, including at the National Academy of Design (NYC), the Harvard Law Library, the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, and the Uptown Gallery of Kingston. He taught calligraphy and graphic design at numerous colleges in the area, and designed and built his own home. He was a lifetime member of the Woodstock Art Association, and a member of the Art Society of Kingston. He was the recipient of many awards, including the Sidney Laufman Award and the Yasuo Kuniyoshi Award. He was also a longtime member of the Kingston Maenner und Damenchor.