set of two 

stainless steel
"Fish Hooks"


Robert Fisher 

(1939 - 2006)

Initialed RF and Dated 1995. 

dimensions - approx 7" from nose to tail x 2" at widest point


Set of two cast steel fish hooks by internationally know sculptor Rob Fisher. Charming and fun architectural details.  


Functional decorative hooks for towels, clothing, etc.


Very Good condition. Never used. 

Very light surface wear from age and storage.

Ohio born artist Rob Fisher attended MIT where he studied under notable professors Aldous Huxley and Gyorgy Kepes. Fisher was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in 1961, and studied design in Scandinavia and Italy.  He received his Master’s Degree in Industrial Design from Syracuse University, and co-authored "The Design Continuum: An Approach to Understanding Visual Form"  

Fisher held academic positions at Colorado State University, University of Illinois, and Penn State. He was appointed Senior Research Artist and Fellow at the Studio for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University. He was Artistic Director and co-producer of two interactive planetarium science programs funded by the National Science Foundation -- “Into the Living Cell” and "Gray Matters: The Brain Movie".  Fisher was on the Executive Board of Directors of the International Sculpture Center and served as a Visual Arts Panelist for the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts.

Fisher is also known for his innovative use of computer visualization to model his works. He is considered a pioneer in the application of the computer in art. 


His work is included in many private and museum collections including Grounds for Sculpture, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha Nebraska, and the Museum of Outdoor Arts in Englewood, Colorado.


In 2000, Fisher's sculpture “American Dream” was selected for the Philadelphia International Airport Arrivals Hall.  Other projects include the 40' tall kinetic sculpture, “Dihedrals”, for Gateway Exchange in Columbia, MD; an 80’ wide innovative suspended sculpture, “Slice of Life,” for AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals in Wilmington, DE; ”Sea Creatures” suspended sculptures at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Fort Pierce, FL and a 70’ high suspended sculpture, “Reigning Knowledge”, for the National Education Association in Washington, D.C. 

Other suspended works can be found at Horizon Suite Hotel, Hong Kong: Christ Clinic, Cincinnati, Ohio; WakeMed Hospital, Cary, North Carolina; North Colorado Medical Center, Greeley,CO; Piedmont Natural Gas headquarters, Charlotte, NC: and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Eugene OR.


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