Victor Fischer

Victor Fischer

About The Artist:
Born in the heart of Switzerland, infected from my father with the motorsport bug since childhood, I have supplied all colleagues with car drawings in the elementary school. Soon it turned out that for me it would be once a creative profession. I got the graduation as type- and advertising designer, followed by the study of graphic design at the high school of art and design in Lucerne.

Strangely enough, I never got the idea to make a career out of my passion, painting and drawing scenes with race and sports cars. That could have been because motorsport in Switzerland still plays a minor role in Switzerland, due to the accident in LeMans 1955, when circuit races were prohibited in our country.

After many years working as a graphic designer for agencies, then with my own studio, and finally as a partner of an advertising company, I decided to return to my old passion and became a professional illustrator and motorsport artist. In particular, I dedicate myself to the motorsport scene between 1950 and 1980. But everything before or after is of great interest for me too. One focus of my work is the hill climbs, nota bene, the discipline that is allowed in Switzerland (yet). Hillclimb racing brings together two elements that always fascinated me: the stoic, immovable, huge mountains and raging, dancing racecars, guided by artists, rushng up to those behemoths in an incomparable way and speed.

So it’s important to me that my pictures “smell” and “drown”. Weight shift, the tension of the car body, the chassis (and the driver!) must be palpable. When the viewer’s head tends a little and goes into the scene, the painting has succeeded for me.

Prints of all paintings are available.

Motorsport, Classic Cars



  1. Victor, you are man after my own heart. We share the appreciation for fine art and automobiles. Your work is inspiring!

  2. Victor,
    I know what you mean when it comes to illustrating with paint and paint brushes. I went through that period with acrylics and gauche for years and enjoyed the spontaneity those elements offer. I only painted that way and occasonally still do for my personal enjoyment, as my artistic background required that I paint realistically with accurate color and reflections for advertising requirements. I had to compete with the formost automotive illustrators in the Detroit advertising industry and managed to make a rather lucrative living.

    Your paintings, while making great wall art with lovely picturesque backgrounds, the automobile becomes almost irrelevant. For advertising brochures and magazine ads where I’m coming from, your car illustrations wouldn’t pass muster because although your backgrounds are excellent, although you may have the knowledge of automobile reflective shapes and color your illustrations lack the requirements for commercial use. My approach is for a more realistic look, as I’m selling cars, not backgrounds.

    So many of the so called automotive illustrators are so bad knowledge wise, that I’m embarrassed for them. Keep up the good work.


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