Kurt Fishback

(American, born 1942)

Kurt Fishback is a California-based artist working in drawing, photography and ceramics. Much of his photographic work focuses on capturing portraits of artists in their studios. After serving in the Air Force Reserve, he completed an Associate of Arts degree at Sacramento City College. His father, photographer Glen Fishback, taught him photography beginning in 1963. He then received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in ceramics from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1967. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of California at Davis. He has taught art and art history at several institutions in North Carolina, Utah and California. He has operated a commercial photography business since moving back to Sacramento in 1989.