Robert W. Fichter is a renowned artist/photographer noted for his satirical images. He graduated in 1963 from the University of Florida where he studied with photographer Jerry Uelsmann. He earned his M.F.A. in 1966 at Indiana University where he studied with Henry Holmes Smith. Following graduation, he was hired as an assistant curator at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography where he worked from 1966 to 1968 before joining the faculty at UCLA. In 1972, Fichter joined the faculty of Florida State University at Tallahassee, Florida, where he rose to full professor.
UMBC’s Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery is home to Robert Fichter’s archives. Mr. Fichter’s work has been shown numerous times including at George Eastman House, Light Gallery and Robert Freidus Gallery in New York, Center for Creative Photography at University of Arizona, the Brooklyn Museum, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. His work is in the collections of the National Gallery of Art, the High Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum, the Columbus Museum of Art, the California Museum of Art, and the Center for Creative Photography.