THE RICE MUSEUM
Jim Fitch was born in southern California. He received two degrees from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He has studied art and history extensively abroad - first at Furgusson College of the Deccan University in Pune, India, and then as a student of Dr. Terisio Pignatti, director of the prestigious Correr Museum in Venice, Italy. While residing in Venice, Mr. Fitch lived beside Peggy Guggenheim, and was able to study her important collection of 20th Century art. Jim Fitch is the author of many publications and lectures, and has produced a number of films and other commissioned works. He has taught for many years on the adjunct faculty of Coker College and is an accomplished watercolor painter. Jim Fitch is the Executive Director of the Rice Museum in Georgetown, South Carolina.