Name sign of Albert Fischer

Albert "Fise" Fischer (1940-2003) is a Munich-born German Deaf artist as well as one of important human rights activist for Deaf.

Name sign of highly respected German Deaf artist, Albert Fischer. Ref

Pronunciation (sign description): Dominant "G" -> "20" handshape forward from the nose with the palm facing left if right-handed.

How was this name sign created? It's based on his highly successful art character called "fise" as shown .

Bragging Rights

"After completing his studies, Albert Fischer completed a traineeship as a painting restorer, continued his education and set up his own business as a restorer in the mid-1960s. At that time there were 1,000 painting restorers in Munich, but Albert Fischer was among the top five." Ref

"Fisé also opened a shop for the purchase and sale of old paintings in Munich's Müllerstraße - and was soon regarded as an excellent expert on paintings from the 17th to 19th centuries." Ref

"Winter watercolors were his special strength. Even connoisseurs were amazed at how he painted these winter pictures without any white paint. He used the white of the paper itself and only painted the outlines and shades. People said: Impossible, that doesn't exist!. Yes , Albert could do that! It is enough for him just to paint the outlines. Many were amazed that he had this talent." -- Heidemarie Fischer, his wife. Ref

But, his true, personal signature is his style like these images below.

Art by Albert Fischer
Art by Albert Fischer.

"He often painted fish. On the one hand, because his name was Fischer. But above all, fish were symbols of deafness for him. Fish have no ears. Instead of fins, he painted signifying hands. Deaf people can talk underwater. Hearing people can don't use sign language, they'll drown." -- Heidemarie Fischer, wife. Ref

Art by Albert Fischer
Art by Albert Fischer.

And, his another personal signature is the "fise" -- the "fat" little man with the long, pointed nose. "With it, Albert Fischer became a fighter for the recognition of sign language and deaf culture."

Art by Albert Fischer
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Unfortunately, at the high of his creative career, he passed away in 2003.


Albert Fischer documentary.


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