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Matthias FISCHER
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Title: "American Flag"
*Signed Lower Right
Year: 2017
Medium: Original Oil on Canvas
Canvas Size: 18" x 24"
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American Impressionist painter Matthias Fischer began his award winning career in art early in his life. Looking back, Fischer recalls his childhood, growing up in Europe in a small country village in the German county of Sayn–Wittgenstein–Berleburg as a pivotal marker and a real positive influence to his evolving artistic career. The isolation and remoteness taught Matthias early on a self-preservation through hard work and perseverance. Fischer remembers those times with affection and wonder. “All my experiences as a boy in the countryside in a time and place where things were very innocent, grafted onto my life.” Fischer says. “These memories seeded so deeply into my soul that the move to the big, energetic city of Los Angeles was not to diminish my country roots.”

Matthias has been as he calls it “an observer of life”. He tends to quietly absorb his surroundings projecting and retaining images in the back of his mind. “You must not paint what you see... You must paint what you remember"... he quotes Edgar Degas.” “Pictures are MY world” Fischer contends. “There are so many fleeting moments, so many poetic reflections that spring from my childhood. In retrospect, what a blessing to have grown up in a place of isolation, a place which nurtured all my artistic sensibilities and pursuits.” A Successful Career In The Advertising Industry That Spans Over Two And A Half Decades Matthias was very fortunate to be encouraged by his family in the pursuits of art. His early surroundings were filled with paintings, music and poetry. In 1978, at the age of 12, his formal art training began with the enrollment in a three-year fine art program at the “Ecole ABC De Paris”. He then continued his art education in Germany until Fischer emigrated to the United States in 1987, first living in Northern California and later moving down to Southern California where he continued his artistic pursuits at the Art Center College in Pasadena. He graduated from Art Center in 1991 with a degree in Graphic Design and embarked on a successful career in commercial art.
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