Biography
     
   
EDUCATION
1974- American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL
1978  
   
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2005 George Fischer, Spur, LLC, Woodside, CA
2004 George Fischer: Give & Take, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

GEORGE FISCHER GIVE AND TAKE
by William Peterson
The tension between the artistic traditions of realism and abstraction is nowhere more acute than in the art of George Fischer. Born in Chicago in 1956, he honed his natural drawing gifts by training at Chicago’s American Academy of Art, a conservative institution whose rigorous program is based in 19th-century realist practices. Fischer’s technical facility is unexcelled, and he became a master of still-life, landscape, and figurative studies. But the complacency of this approach bothered him. He made a break in the early 1990s, coinciding with his move to New Mexico, when he began to explore a more complex attitude toward imagery.
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2002 George Fischer: Believe, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
  George Fischer: Believe, Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, Pueblo, CO
2000 J. Cacciola Galleries, New York, NY
1997- Passages, (retrospective) Charles and Emma Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
1998  
1996 George Fischer: Altered Realities, Albrecht Kemper Museum, St. Joseph, MO
1997 Passages, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1994 Three Square Meals, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
   

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014   Summer Salon Show, Rarity Gallery, Mykonos, Greece

2011 Pismo Gallery, Aspen Colorado
2010 Runner-up in Hunting Art Prize, Houston Texas
2009 Art Chicago, Merchandise Mart, Chicago IL
  Spazzio, Austin Texas
  Two Man Show, Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
  Los Angeles Art Show, CA
2008 Art Santa Fe, Santa Fe NM
  Red Dot Art Fair, New York, NY
2007 Art Miami, Miami Beach FL
  Art Chicago, Chicago IL
2006 Palm Beach 3, Palm Beach FL
  Art Miami, Miami Beach FL
  Art Chicago in the Park, Chicago IL
  Summer Group Exhibit, J.Cacciola Gallery, New York, NY
2000 Second Annual Realism Invitational, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1999 J. Cacciola Galleries, New York, NY
  Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
  Art Miami International Art Exposition, Miami, FL
  First Annual Realism Invitational, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1998 USArtists98, Philadelphia, PA
  J. Cacciola Galleries, New York, NY
  Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1997 Waterproof Wallet Art, Albrecht-Kemper Museum, St. Joseph, MO
  Taos Today: Painters & Sculptors Living & Working in Taos, Taos NM; Albuquerque, NM; Arvada, CO.
  Feast for the Eyes, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX
  Rediscovering the Landscape of the Americas, organized by the Gerald
Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM and traveling to 5 venues in United States, between July 1996 and
March 1998.
1995 Departures and Disclosures, David Rettig Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
  The Poetics of Painting, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
  Contemporary Realist American Painters, Halls Gallery, St. Louis, MO
1993 Still Life: 1963-1993, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1990 The Art Show-Gallery Show at the Armory, New York, NY 
  Spring Salon, Springville Museum, Springville, UT 
  Art Chicago, Chicago, IL 
  St. Louis Artists' Guild, St. Louis, MO 
1989 The Food Show, Grand Central Art Galleries, New York, NY 
  Introductions-A Group of Ten Artists, Grand Central Art Galleries, New York, NY 
   
LITERATURE
1991 Color in Contemporary Painting, Charles Le Clair, 1991, illustration, p.108. 
1993 "George Fischer grabs Three Square Meals" John Villani, Santa Fe New Mexican
1995 “Transforming Common Objects,” John A. Parks, 1995, American Artist magazine, pp. 41-45 
  “Poets and Painters,” Tom Collins, 1995, Santa Fe Reporter, page 33 
1997 “Breaking Away,” Michael Koster, 1997, Santa Fe New Mexican / Pasatiempo, p. 6 
  George Fischer: Passages, essay by Diane Armitage, 1997, Charles & Emma Frye Art Museum, Seattle Washington 
  “Juxtaposing Life with Art,” Joanne Forman, 1997, Tempo/Taos News, p. C3 
1998 The Artist and the American Landscape, John Driscoll & Arnold Skolnick, illustration p. 132
2002 "Believe in George Fischer" Hollis Walker, Santa Fe New Mexican / Pasatiempo
2004 "Three Artists an Exchange of Ideas" Guy Cross, The Magazine
2006 "Current Trends in Contemporary Realism on Show in New York", July 2006, American Art Collector Magazine. Featured on the cover of " American Art Collector" included in an article on contemporary realism
2009 "Paintings by George Fischer" Douglas Fairfield, Santa Fe New Mexican / Pasatiempo
   
SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
  New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT 
  Freeport-McMoRan, Inc., LA
  Muscarelle Museum of Art at The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA
  West Star Bank, OK 
  Philbrook Museum, Tulsa, OK 
  Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA 
  Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN 
  The Harwood Museum of Art, Taos NM