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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 1930 Rudi began teaching at North Texas State Teachers College in Denton, specializing in weaving. At that time he began a partnership with Kenneth Willis Hunt, a fellow instructor. A few blocks from the college campus they shared a home called Kendolph Terrace, where they had an art studio. In the summer of 1938 Rudi traveled to Europe where he studied in Paris for several weeks. In August he went to England, where he took a two-weeks’ course in the School of Handweaving at Sussex. He then traveled in Germany and Sweden, studying the great weaving industry in the latter country. He returned to Denton in September.

In 1941 Kenneth and Rudi built a modern rammed earth studio. Kendolph Terrace and the new studio are long gone, but the name lives on. The street where they lived is called Kendolph Drive. The site of their home is now a McDonald’s and an IHOP restaurant stands on the site of the studio. Many pictures of Ken and Rudi and Kendolph Terrace can be found here.

The outbreak of World War II interrupted Rudi’s teaching at NTSTC. Both he and Kenneth served in the military during the war. Because of his family background and his fluency in German, he worked as a translator. Rudi was basically a very shy person, but his skill at the piano always drew a host of new friends around him. He was popular wherever he went.

I was born during the War, in December 1942. My parents received Christmas cards from both Rudi and Kenneth. When a nurse entered my mother’s room at the hospital requesting a name to put on the birth certificate, my mother reached into her purse and drew out a card: Kenneth Willis Hunt. Thus, I became Kenneth Willis Fuchs. One of my greatest treasures is a letter he wrote to me when I was a year old.
Art intructor Rudi Fuchs in the classroom, 1935
Rudi playing with the Denton Teachers College Band, 1935
 Rudi and dog
Kenneth Hunt and Rudi Fuchs, 1935
Kendolph Terrace, 1937
Kendolph Terrace, 1937
Teaching a weaving class in the old studio, 1937
Rudi with one of his weavings, October 1937
Rudi in his car, 1937
 Rudi Fuchs, March 24, 1938
Rudi in Paris, 1938
Weaving class in Sussex, England, July 1938
Rudi in Sussex, England, July 1938
In costume for the Bohemian Art Club Party, December 16, 1938
The new rammed earth studio under construction, October 1940
The rammed earth studio, January 1941
Drafting class, Ft. F. E. Warren, WY, April 1942
1942-09 Ken and Rudi at Ft. F. E. Warren,  WY, September 1942
Rudi In uniform, October 1942
Rudi on leave with Dutch at Kendolph Terrace, October 2, 1942
Rudi at the piano at a Procurement Xmas Party, December 29, 1942
Rudi's War Department ID card
Rudi's War Department ID card, reverse side
Envelope of letter from Kenneth Hunt, December 1943
Kenneth Hunt's letter, December 1943
Rudolph Fuchs

At NTSTC and World War II    1930 - 1946
 Portrait of 2nd Lieutenant Rudolph Fuchs by Italian-American artist Luigi Lucioni, 1944