Oskar Fischinger

1900–1967

Oskar Fischinger, ‘Untitled’ 1952
Untitled 1952
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Biography

Oskar Wilhelm Fischinger (22 June 1900 – 31 January 1967) was a German-American abstract animator, filmmaker, and painter, notable for creating abstract musical animation many decades before the appearance of computer graphics and music videos. He created special effects for Fritz Lang's 1929 Woman in the Moon, one of the first sci-fi rocket movies, and influenced Disney's Fantasia. He made over 50 short films and painted around 800 canvases, many of which are in museums, galleries, and collections worldwide. Among his film works is Motion Painting No. 1 (1947), which is now listed on the National Film Registry of the U.S. Library of Congress. Several DVDs have been released of his films, most recently Oskar Fischinger: Visual Music.

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Oskar Fischinger Untitled

1952

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