Anya Fisher is known for her strong, organic, abstracted female forms; her use of flattened perspective and strong, jewel-like colors are descended both from Russian icons and modernism.
Anya Fisher was born in Odessa, Russia, to an affluent artistic family; she and her remaining family fled Odessa during the Bolshevik Revolution. Fisher emigrated to Minnesota, and later moved to California, where she studied with Rico LeBrun at the Jepson Art Institute. She worked professionally in the arts as a painter, poet, and teacher for most of her adult life. She died in Pasadena.
Collections (selected list):
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, California
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California
Exhibitions (selected list):
(2003,2001) Sullivan Goss, Ltd., Santa Barbara, California
(1986-1984) Sullivan Goss, Sierra Madre, California
(1983) Pasadena Public Library, Pasadena, California
(1975) Jack Carr Gallery, Pasadena, California
(1974) Pasadena Society of Artists at Pacific Culture Museum, Pasadena, California
(1969) University of Southern California
(1964) Manhattan Galleries
(1959) Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California
(1958) Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, California
(1951) Anthes Gallery, Los Angeles
(1950) Forsythe Gallery, Los Angeles
(1951) M.F.A., Jepson Art Institute, Los Angeles
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