Thomas Fischer was born in 1941 in Zurich in the bosom of a family of industrialists and artists. His uncle was Franz Fischer, the well-known Swiss sculptor. He spent three years in the metallurgical industry learning how to work with different metals.
He mainly produces direct metal sculpture, but to a lesser extent also creates pieces in wood, some of which have won awards. His artistic career includes national awards and exhibitions in Spain, France and most recently in Switzerland. He also has public works in Spain and Switzerland.
His early works date back to the end of the 1950s and were strongly influenced by abstract expressionism.
His mature work from 1996 onwards, after a long break, is classed as expressive constructivism.
Fischer is self-taught but boasts a palette of technical expertise that allows him to work with great ease with wood as well as various metals, especially steel.