From:Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop
Name/TitleGood Gardeners are Hard to Find
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 etching is full of abstract shapes contrasted with a dark textured background.
Medium and MaterialsEtching
Inscription and Marksrecto: [pencil] RWF “Good Gardeners are hard to find.” proof March 1966 verso: [pencil] AW 71:470
Measurementsimage: 19.5 cm x 20.3 cm
overall: 22 cm x 23.7 cm
Subject and Association Keywords1960s
Subject and Association Keywordsprinting process
Subject and Association KeywordsAbstract
Subject and Association Keywordslines
Subject and Association KeywordsBlack and White
Subject and Association Keywordsblack ink
Subject and Association Keywordstexture
Subject and Association Keywordsshapes