Art: Pictures for School

Swiss Artist Hans Fischer has built a major career out of a wealth of minor achievements. He began with posters and cartoons, went on to postage-stamp designs, children's-book illustrations, sets and costumes for cabaret shows, and, lately, murals for primary schools (see cuts). Because Fischer approaches each job with the wholehearted enthusiasm most artists reserve for self-expression on the grand scale, he gets results that will easily outlive the general run of more pretentious work. He also succeeds in expressing his own amiable nature with wit and grace.

Artist Fischer, 46, is a little man with rosy cheeks, a ready laugh...

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