FINE ART INVESTMENTS SINCE 1978
Robert W. FICHTER
Title: "Baby Gene Pool Gets the News"
Medium: Original Lithograph
Limited Edition: (Roman Numbered
Sheet Size: 30" X 22"
Robert Witten Fichter (born December 30, 1939) is an American photographer. Beginning in the
1960s, Fichter was at the forefront of experimental photography; combining drawing, hand
photoengraving processes and photographic images in his photographic practice. Fichter has had
more than forty solo exhibitions, including a major retrospective, Robert Fichter: Photography
and Other Questions, in 1982.
Born in Fort Myers, Florida, he attended the University of Florida, Gainesville, where he studied
under Jerry Uelsmann, Ken Kerslake and Jack Nicholsen and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in
1963. He continued his studies under Henry Holmes Smith at Indiana University, Bloomington
earning a Masters of Fine Arts in 1966.
In 1966, Fichter moved to Rochester, NY and worked as an Assistant Curator of Exhibitions at
George Eastman House International Museum of Photography working under Nathan Lyons. In
1969, Nathan Lyons founded Visual Studies Workshop, a non-profit education and media arts
center with which Fichter would maintain a lasting association.
Leaving the Eastman House in 1968, Fichter became an Assistant Professor at UCLA, where he
taught with Robert Heinecken and Todd Walker. From 1971 - 1975, Fichter held visiting artist and
teaching positions at UCLA, the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan and at Florida State
University. He became an Assistant Professor at Florida State University in 1971, and continued to
teach there (also serving for a period as Department Chair), until his retirement as full professor in
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