Born in 1933, Fischer predominately created sculptures, but also ink brush drawings or watercolours that often referred to abstracted human figures, horses and equestrians. From 1975 to 1997,he also made an impact as a professor at the University of Arts, Berlin. As he and his wife did not have any children, the artist set up the Lothar & Christel Fischer Foundation in 2002. Furthermore, he chose Neumarkt i.d.OPf., the town where he spent his childhood and youth, to preserve his own artistic heritage and promote sculptures in general – a form of art which is often neglected by other museums.