Untitled; Fichter, Robert; ca. 1967; 1972:0255:0001

From

Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop

Name/Title

Untitled

About this object

Robert 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 silver chlorobromide print is of a man in glasses, cigarette in his mouth, in front of a rock that say "Brain Coral." A piece of wood is balanced across it with shells on top. There is a sign that is partially obscured, "Eat" visible, and an American flag in the background.

Maker

Fichter, Robert

Maker Role

Photographer

Format

Photograph

Date Made

ca. 1967

Medium and Materials

Gelatin silver print (Chlorobromide)

Inscription and Marks

mount recto: [pencil] F44 72:255 mount verso: [pencil] AW72:255 verso: [pencil]F445 AW 72:255 L82:1755:11 GEH NEG33088

Measurements

image: 11.1 cm x 16.5 cm
overall: 14 cm x 17.5 cm

Subject and Association Keywords

Black and White

Subject and Association Keywords

gelatin silver

Subject and Association Keywords

20th Century Photography

Subject and Association Keywords

1960s

Subject and Association Keywords

man

Subject and Association Keywords

Male Figure

Subject and Association Keywords

Glasses

Subject and Association Keywords

Cigarette

Subject and Association Keywords

brain coral

Subject and Association Keywords

rock

Subject and Association Keywords

Wood

Subject and Association Keywords

Shells

Subject and Association Keywords

Sign

Subject and Association Keywords

eat

Subject and Association Keywords

American Flag

Subject and Association Keywords

flag

Subject and Association Keywords

Beach

Credit Line

On loan from Alice Wells

Object Type

Photograph

Object number

1972:0255:0001

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