From:Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop
About this objectRobert Fichter is an American photographer known for combining drawing and photoengraving processes into his work. He has titled this technique Print-Photo-Fusion. Fichter studied under Jerry Uelsmann and Henry Holmes Smith, who both had a significant impact on his work. In 1966, Fichter met Nathan Lyons and ended up working for him at George Eastman House as an assistant curator until 1968. Lyons started Visual Studies Workshop in 1969, and Fichter has since maintained an association with VSW. Fichter has also been a professor at a number of schools throughout his career.
This black and white lithograph features an abstracted human form in the center of the image. The figure seems to have arms raised above the head, and may be dancing. There are nine copies of this print.
Date Madeca. 1960-1970
Medium and MaterialsLithograph
Inscription and MarksEach copy has its respective number, 1-10, on the verso in pencil along with the accession number. #3 is missing.
verso: [pencil] #1 AW71:467
Measurementsimage: 37.5 cm x 25.7 cm
overall:41.5 cm x 30.5 cm
Subject and Association Keywords1960s
Subject and Association KeywordsLithograph
Subject and Association Keywordsprinting process
Subject and Association KeywordsAbstract
Subject and Association Keywordslines
Subject and Association Keywordsshapes
Subject and Association KeywordsBlack and White
Subject and Association Keywordsblack ink
Subject and Association KeywordsHuman Figure
Subject and Association Keywordsarms
Subject and Association KeywordsDancing
Credit LineGift of Alice Wells