In Memoriam – Bill Fischer 1918-2018

It is with sadness that we reflect on the passing of artist and philanthropist, Bill Fischer. It was just last month that we featured the Bill Fisher Award for Visual Artists in our eNews and his support of a thriving arts community through this new prize. Awarded in partnership with Louisville Visual Art, the prize honors the legacy of the longtime Louisville-based artist and fulfills his desire to make a meaningful impact on the careers of visual artists in our city. We are happy he was able to know that its first recipient, Elizabeth Hardy, a local sculptor who meticulously incorporates cultivated crystals in her pieces, will use the award to create an environment where she can create large scale marble sculptures.

While we are saddened by the loss of Mr. Fischer, we are humbled by the opportunity to help his legacy live on forever through the Bill Fischer Foundation for Working Artists here at the Community Foundation of Louisville.

Bill Fischer (1918-2018)