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Rudolph Fuchs    1965 - 1980s
Albano and Gini Fuchs   |   Albano and Gini 2   |   Albano and Gini 3   |   The Fuchs kids   |  May 1, 1951  |   Albano Fuchs -- Hunter   |   Albano and Gini 4   |   Hermann T. Fuchs   |   Fritz Fuchs   |  Pastor Adolf Fuchs   |   Superintendent A. F. Fuchs  |   Johannes Romberg    |   Ewald Fuchs   |   Gertrude Day   |   Rudolph Fuchs   |   Caroline Park   |   Herman Fuchs   |   George Fuchs   |   Vernon Fox   |   Roland Fuchs   |   The Twins   |   Marco Fox   |   Marion Fuchs
In 1965 Rudi bought a new house on Donna Road on the northern side of Denton. It was a large modern house with a 50-foot-long sunken living room in the back. This house became the favorite site for many faculty parties. The walls were covered with paintings and various art works. On one wall was a very small colorful painting. One day one of Rudiís guests walked past it, then stopped to take a closer look. He remarked that it looked like a Georgia OíKeefe painting. And it was. She had taught art classes at West Texas when Rudi was a student there. One day when he was cleaning out a store room, he found a number of discarded drawings in a trash pile. One piece caught his eye and he kept it. Many years later it was the framed gem hanging on his wall on Donna Road.

After 42 years of service in the art department, Rudi retired from his teaching position at North Texas State University (today the University of North Texas) in 1972. As always, he remained actively involved with his passions: weaving, irises, and ragtime music. He was a member of the Handweavers Guild of America, and one year he made unique woven nametags for their national convention. The weaving pattern was a brown cowboy hat. Before his retirement, he had attended the Assembly of the World Council of Craftsmen in Lima, Peru in September 1968 and while there he visited the equator. Each year he continued creating and sending out his Christmas cards.

Rudi loved music, especially ragtime music, and he played Scott Joplinís rags with great skill and enthusiasm. He had a large grand piano in his large living room, and he always played when guests were present. Rudi did not know how to duplicate tapes, so one year he bought cassette recorders for each of his brothers and sisters. He then sat down at the piano, turned his recorder on, and made a unique recording for each relative. In his later years of retirement, he performed with other retired musicians in a group called the Golden Eagles.
Rudi with some of his many potted plants, December 1973
Rudi's house on Donna Road, August 1966
Rudi's kitchen, 1966
Rudi's kitchen, 1966
Rudi's looms, August 1966
1981 Rudi's den 600
Rudi at his grand piano, 1966
Rudi in his living room, 1966
Rudi's 50-foot-long sunken living room, July 1967
Rudi's living room with Georgia O'Keefe painting, 1978
Attending the Assembly of the World Council of Craftsmen in Lima, Peru in September 1968
Rudi visits Cuzco, Peru, September 1968
Rudi at a church in Quito, Ecuador, September 1968
Rudi in Quito, Ecuador, September 1968
Rudi visited the equator September 7, 1968
Rudi in a weaving class at NTSU, 1970
Rudi with one of his wall hangings at the NTSU Art Faculty Show, March 1970
University Spring Banquet, May 5, 1972
University Spring Banquet, May 5, 1972
Rudi plays the piano for his mother in Abilene, 1970
Rudi at his piano, August 15, 1974
Playing at a Denton ISD picnic, June 20, 1981
Rudi & the Golden Eagles perform at a St. Andrew Presbyterian Church function, August 8, 1982
The Golden Eagles