John Fischer

Vive la France


Oil on canvas

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John Fischer (Belgian, 1930-2016).

Born in Belgium in 1930, John Fischer was a multifaceted artist, pianist and composer. Fischer moved to New York in the 1960s where he was acclaimed by Marcel Duchamp and Salvador Dali for his unconventional bread sculptures that symbolized the emotional toll that WWII played on the artist. Fischer moved to Geneva in 1980 where he would not only continue to exhibit his art and perform music concerts throughout Europe, but cultivate a mastery of digital art (after having discovered the computer in 1979). This mastery lead him to be known today as the father of digital art and a pioneer in the field of computer generated design.

Height: 18 inches / 45.72 cm
Width: 24 inches / 60.96 cm

Private Collection, Florida


New York, Duo and Phoenix Galleries, 1960-62

New York, Glay's Gallery, 1967

New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Jewelry by Contemporary Painters and Sculptors, 1967

New York, Alan Stone Gallery, 1970

New York, Lerner Heller Gallery, 1972

NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Oversized Drawings and Multiples, 1972–73

Brussels, Gallery Alexandra Monet, Drawings and Paintings, 1974

Geneva, Palais des Nations, 1981

Geneva, Galerie Comtemporaine, 1981

Zürich, Jazz meets Art, 1985

Stuggart, Galerie Adriana Schmidt, 1989

France, Galerie OM Art & Musique Interface, 1989

New York, Arbitrage Gallery, A show of Paper Works, 1993

New York, Chelsea Art Museum, 2011

Condition Report

Some areas of edges are covered with adhesive paper, missing at corners.

Moderate edge wear with small gouges to canvas edges and corners.

Moderate wear to wood frame.

The back fitted with a hanging wire.

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