Oskar Fischinger

"To Oskar Fischinger, the potential of abstraction was infinite. As a visionary of abstract expression, Fischinger left an indelible mark in filmmaking history, and is considered one of the pioneers of non-objective animation and visual music." http://peytonwright.com/modern/artists/oskar-fischinger/

In the fine art world, Fischinger is admired for the stylistic dexterity of oil paintings that explore human perception and, as the art critic Esther Leslie wrote of Fischinger’s work, “a consciousness of space that is not geographical but graphic and time as non-linear and convoluted.” https://lamodern.com/2015/02/oskar-fischinger-early-los-angeles-modernist/

... born in 1900 in Gelnhausen, Germany. Around 1920 in Frankfurt, he met Dr. Bernhard Diebold [who] urged him to take up abstract filmmaking..... soon resigned his engineer job and moved to Munich to become a full-time filmmaker. By 1927 financial difficulties forced him to leave Munich, so he walked to Berlin where he re-established himself. In 1928, he did rockets and other special effects for Fritz Lang's Frau Im Mond. In 1929... decided that he must devote himself full-time to abstract filmmaking. He then produced the remarkable series of black-and-white studies tightly synchronized to music. These Studies screened widely in Europe, Japan and America, and came to be in great demand... He pursued experiments with drawn synthetic sound and collaborated with Bela Gaspar on a 3-color film process, GasparColor, which allowed him in 1933 to complete his first color film Kreise. Fischinger's subsequent color films Muratti Marches On and Composition in Blue gained so much critical and popular acclaim that Paramount offered him a contract, and in 1936 he set sail for Hollywood never to return to Germany.
By Dr. William Moritz. More: http://www.oskarfischinger.org/OFBio.html

Fischinger created over 800 paintings in his lifetime. Many are in major museums and collections worldwide.... http://www.oskarfischinger.org/
change photo
remove photo

First Collected by

Suzan Hamer


Collectors 4

Related Artists

+ add artist