Celebrating Elfriede Fischinger on her 100th Birthday: A Benefit Exhibition and Reception

Celebrating Elfriede Fischinger on her 100th Birthday

An Exhibition and Benefit Reception for CVM’s Fischinger Preservation and Conservation Project

Hosted by Center for Visual Music in collaboration with The Goethe-Institut Los Angeles and The Fischinger Trust

"Join us for a celebration of the life of Elfriede (1910-1999), widow of the avant-garde filmmaker and painter Oskar Fischinger. The evening features an Exhibition of selected photographs, artifacts and Paintings by Oskar Fischinger, a Wine Reception, and a Screening of Home Movies, Interviews and Videos of Elfriede. Highlights include Oskar’s first Stereo Painting (1949), The Lumigraph film (1970) by Elfriede, and unshot animation drawings by Oskar. Proceeds from the evening, which includes a silent auction, will benefit the work of Center for Visual Music, a nonprofit archive engaged in preserving and promoting the Fischinger films and legacy.

Elfriede Fischinger (1910-1999) devoted nearly her entire life to her husband Oskar Fischinger’s films, artwork and legacy. She began assisting on the films in his Berlin studio in the 1930s, and after they immigrated to Hollywood in 1936, helped support the family during lean times. Oskar worked briefly for Paramount, Disney (Fantasia), MGM and Orson Welles, but could never find sufficient support to produce many of the films he planned. After Oskar's death in 1967, Elfriede began collecting, cataloguing and preserving material related to the films and paintings, with assistance from Dr. William Moritz. She traveled widely lecturing with Oskar’s paintings and films at venues worldwide including the Montreal Expo of 1967, the Berlin Film Festival, The Museum of Modern Art (New York), Telluride, and the Venice Bienalle 1982, as well as major animation festivals like Ottawa and Zagreb. She received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Royal Academy of the Netherlands, the International Animation Society ASIFA, and Women in Film."
Source: press release

September 23, 2010, 7 pm
Goethe-Institut, 5750 Wilshire Blvd. #100, Los Angeles, CA 90036
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