Fisher, Ethel

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Fisher, Ethel Gender: F
Ethel Blankfield
born on 7 June 1923 at 03:20 (= 03:20 AM )
Place Galveston, Texas, 29n18, 94w48
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 15°36' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 26°40 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 11°08'


American painter whose career spanned more than seven decades in New York City, Miami and Los Angeles. Her work ranges across abstraction and representational genres including large-scale portraiture, architectural "portraits," landscape and still-life, and is unified by a sustained formal emphasis on color and space.

After studying at the Art Students League in the 1940s, Fisher found success as an abstract artist in Florida in the late 1950s, and began exhibiting her work nationally and in Havana, Cuba. Her formative work of this period embraced the history of art, architecture and anthropology; she referred to it as "abstract impressionist" to distinguish her approach to form and color from that of Abstract Expressionism.

Fisher is best known for her portraits of fellow artists from the 1960s, and for grid-like, architectural paintings of the facades of urban cast-iron buildings, from the 1970s. Her figurative work employs color fields and architectural details as abstract shapes to create tension between her subjects and their surroundings and impart psychological depth. Her later, carefully rendered interiors and still lifes often include reproductions of works by well-known artists.

Fisher's work was written about in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, ARTnews and Artweek, and belongs to the public collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and Crocker Art Museum, among others. She died in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles in 2017 at age 94.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • neighbor relationship with Tate, Sharon (born 24 January 1943)


  • Relationship : Marriage 1943 (Gene Fisher)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 2017

Source Notes

Birth certificate in hand from Sy Scholfield, copy on file.


  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two daughters)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist