Title: Artist, Educator
Location: San Diego, California, United States
Arline Fisch, Artist and Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in art education.
Dr. Fisch grew up in Queens, New York and spent a lot of her time admiring the exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum of Art with her favorite being was the Egyptian jewelry collection. She followed this interest to Skidmore College, receiving a Bachelor of Science in art in 1952. She continued as the University of Illinois to receive a Master of Art in 1954. Dr. Fisch continued with postgraduate work at the Kunsthaandvaerkerskolen in Copenhagen. Furthermore, she received an honorary LHD and PhD from Skidmore College in 2002. Early in her career, Dr. Fisch taught at Wheaton College before joining the faculty at Skidmore College. In 1961, she joined San Diego State University and remained as a professor of art until her retirement in 2000.
In Dr. Fisch’s career, she was honored with a Fulbright Award and a Fulbright Teaching Award. She received a faculty research grant and was the recipient of the Craftsmen’s Fellow National Endowment of the Arts among many other accolades. She published Textile Techniques in Metal in 1975 and 1995 and Crochet Wire Jewelry in 2006. As an artist, Dr. Fisch’s jewelry has been displayed in solo and group exhibitions all over the world, including the Pasadena Art Museum, the American Craft Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in Montevideo, the Danner Collection, the National Gallery of Australia and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York among many other institutions. She is especially proud of her solo at the Design Danish Museum and the American Craft Museum. In her career, she served as a fellow of the American Craft Council, and president of the Society of North American Goldsmiths.
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