Louise Fishman lives and works in New York. She was born in Philadelphia in 1939. In 1965, she moved to New York City, and in 1988 traveled to Eastern Europe, visiting Auschwitz and Terezin, Prague, Warsaw and Budapest. Fishman received her B.F.A. and B.S. from Tyler School of Fine Arts in 1963 and her M.F.A. from University of Illinois in 1965.

Fishman’s work is in numerous collections, including the American Academy of Arts and Letters, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Carnegie Museum of Art, The Denver Art Museum, The High Museum of Art, The Jewish Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Woodmere Art Museum. She is represented by Cheim & Read in New York City, and her work is shown at the John Davis Gallery in Hudson, NY, and Martha Macks- Kahn in Baltimore.

She received the Adolph & Clara Obrig Prize for Painting, National Academy of Design, 177th Annual Exhibition, 5/1st in 2002; the National Endowment for the Arts for painting in 1994; the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Painting and the Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation General Support Grant in 1986; the National Endowment for the Arts for painting in 1983-84; the CAPS Fellowship in Painting in 1981; a MacDowell Colony Fellowship in 1980; a Guggenheim Fellowship in Painting in 1979; the National Endowment for the Arts for painting in 1975-76; the Change Inc. award in 1975; and the Tyler School of Fine Arts, First Painting Prize, Student Exhibit, and the Tyler School of Fine Arts Bertha Lowenburg Prize for the Senior Woman to Excel in Art in 1963.

In June 2011, Louise conjured up a total of 185 monotypes, entitled Homage to the Mountains. There are six jewel-like monotype sets, titled Tout Suite Set, available in a handmade portfolio folders. She also created a series of five black and white aquatint etchings, titled Tout Suite 1-5. Lastly, Louise painted three larger carborundum and whiteground aquatints, also titled Tout Suite 7-9, and one color carborundum aquatint edition, Tout Suite 10.

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