(b New York, 6 May 1947; d London, 19 Sept 1994), painter, draftsman and printmaker. Fisher spent her childhood in Florida and California and after training at the Chinouard Art School in Los Angeles remained in the city to work as assistant to Ken Tyler at the Gemini print workshop. In 1971 she moved to London, where she was reintroduced by David Hockney to a fellow American painter, R. B. Kitaj, whom she had met while still working at Gemini and whom she married in December 1983 after having lived with him for more than a decade. It was with her encouragement that Kitaj began to use pastels and embarked on a course of life drawing that decisively changed the course of his art.
From The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art in Oxford Reference.