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Finding Aid for the Sandra Fisher papers, 1957-2007 (bulk 1970-1994)
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Description
Sandra Maureen Fisher was an American artist born on May 6, 1947 in New York City to Ethel and Gene Fisher. She received her art degree from the Chouinard Art School, California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles in 1968. In 1970, Fisher worked for director and printmaker Kenneth Tyler at Gemini G.E.L. in Los Angeles. Shortly after moving to London in 1971, Fisher began a long-term relationship with her future husband, Jewish-American artist R.B. Kitaj. Sandra Fisher's work was featured in a number of group exhibitions and four solo exhibitions at London galleries: Coracle Press Gallery, 1982; Victoria Miro, 1987; Odette Gilbert, 1989; and Lefevre Gallery, 1993. Sandra Fisher also enjoyed a great deal of success for her paintings commissioned by London Transport and Heineken brewers. Her collaborations with the poet Thomas Meyer produced three publications: Sappho (1982), Sonnets & Tableaux (1987), Monotypes & Tracings (1994). The work of Sandra Fisher is included in several private and public collections including the British Museum, London; London Transport Museum; National Academy of Design, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In 1994, Sandra Fisher died unexpectedly of a brain aneurysm.
Background
Sandra Maureen Fisher was an American artist born in New York City on May 6, 1947, to Ethel and Gene Fisher. Her early life was spent primarily in Florida and California. In 1968, Fisher received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Chouinard Art School at the California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles. She lived in Canada briefly with her first husband, Garry Gregson, before returning to Los Angeles in 1970. In Los Angeles, Fisher worked at Gemini G.E.L. as an assistant to printmaker Kenneth Tyler. In 1971, Sandra moved to London in order to pursue her artistic career abroad. Shortly after her arrival, she befriended fellow artist, and future husband, R.B. Kitaj. She and Kitaj were married in 1983 at Bevis Marks synagogue in London.
Extent
17 boxes (8.5 linear ft.) 3 oversize boxes
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.