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Paul Fisher established his eponymously named gallery in 1990 when his friends & mentors Dale Chihuly and Bruce Helander found & funded his purchase of the Flamingo Building, a 7500sf historic building located near the Norton Museum in the heart of West Palm Beach. For the rest of 1990’s Fisher spent much of his time traveling the globe with Chihuly and upon meeting and marrying his artist wife Irina in 2000, he began regular exhibitions of both highly established and renowned living artists, 20th century masters, including Warhol, Lichtenstein and Ruscha along with a well curated selection of emerging and mid-career talents.
In 2014 Fisher expanded operations, opening the Paul Fisher Downtown Gallery, a 5000 sqft space which along with Palm Beach Dramaworks became the flagship of West Palm Beach’s newly established Arts & Entertainment District. That seasons shows have been wildly successful both in terms of sales, critical acclaim and national attention. Beginning in September 2015, Paul Fisher Gallery Palm Beach at the Brazilian Court opens.
In 1999 he founded Juried Art Services. Based on Fisher’s patented technology, JAS is the first and leading service of it’s kind, managing the application and jurying process for art museums, institutions and organizations. Clients include Smithsonian, Disney, American Craft Council, Philadelphia Museum, Harvard and Oil Painters of America. Membership consists of over 65,000 artists.
Fisher has been a cultural attache for the USIA (traveling through Australia with Henry Geldzahler), and a Mayoral appointee serving on the Cultural Affairs Council for the city of West Palm Beach. He is an official advisor to the Smithsonian Craft Show and is passionate about wildlife serving on the advisory boards of the Gorilla Foundation (koko.org), the Marshall Everglades Foundation and the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation. He is a long time vegetarian, martial arts instructor and yoga practitioner
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