Dear Alice; Fichter, Robert; 1970; 1971:0450:0001

From

Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop

Name/Title

Dear Alice

About this object

This image appears to possibly be photographs taken of images on a television. On the back of the photograph is a letter written to Alice Wells from Robert Fichter.

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.

Maker

Fichter, Robert

Maker Role

Photographer

Format

Photograph

Date Made

1970

Medium and Materials

Gelatin silver print (Chlorobromide)

Inscription and Marks

verso: [pencil] Dear Alice: That was some "thing" that you sent. Just everyone loves it, and I use it all the time. Here are some things for you. Not as nice, but..." Love Robert Fichter 1970 L82:1618:6 F445 AW 71:450

Measurements

image: 7.8 cm x 23.9 cm
overall: 9 cm x 23.9 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

Portraiture

Subject and Association Keywords

Television

Subject and Association Keywords

Woman

Subject and Association Keywords

man

Subject and Association Keywords

Alice Wells

Subject and Association Keywords

Letter

Subject and Association Keywords

1970s

Subject and Association Keywords

Hat

Subject and Association Keywords

beauty pagent

Credit Line

Gift of Alice Wells

Object Type

Photograph

Object number

1971:0450:0001

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