Hal Fischer

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1950s

1950

Hal Fischer is born in Kansas City, Missouri.

1950s 1955

Hal Fischer’s family moves to Highland Park, Illinois.

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1970s

1975

Hal Fischer moves to San Francisco for graduate school at San Francisco State University; he receives his MA in photography in 1976.

1970s 1976

Hal Fischer is part of loose Bay Area artist group called Photography and Language, which also includes Lutz Bacher and Lew Thomas.

1978

Gay Semiotics (1977) is first published by NFS Press (cofounded by Lew Thomas and Donna Lee Phillips), which published conceptual photography books. Many of the models in Gay Semiotics were among Hal Fischer’s friends and community in the Castro and Haight-Ashbury districts

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1980s

1980

Hal Fischer has a solo exhibition at ASUC Studio, University of California, Berkeley, titled Sommerpause – European Snapshots.

1987

Hal Fischer earns his MFA from the University of California, San Diego.

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2010s

2018

The University of Southern California Fischer Museum of Art hosts the traveling exhibition Senga Nengudi: Improvisational Gestures.

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