Harrison Fisher
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Fisher in 1917
Born
Harrison Fisher

27 July 1875 or 1877
Died19 January 1934
(59–57)
EducationSan Francisco Art Association
Known forPainting, Photography
Notable work
discovered the It-girl, Clara Bow
MovementCapitalist realism

Harrison Fisher (July 27, 1875 or 1877 – January 19, 1934) was an American illustrator.

Career

Fisher was born in Brooklyn, New York City[1][2] and began to draw at an early age. Both his father and his grandfather were artists.[2] Fisher spent much of his youth in San Francisco, and studied at the San Francisco Art Association.[2]

In California he studied with Amédée Joullin.[1]

In 1898, he moved back to New York and began his career as a newspaper and magazine illustrator,[2] working for the San Francisco Call and the San Francisco Examiner, drawing sketches and decorative work.[1] He became known particularly for his drawings of women, which won him acclaim as the successor of Charles Dana Gibson.[2] Together with fellow artists Howard Chandler Christy and Neysa McMein, he constituted the Motion Picture Classic magazine's, "Fame and Fortune" contest jury of 1921/1922, who discovered the It-girl, Clara Bow.[3] Fisher's work appeared regularly on the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine from the early 1900s until his death.

He also painted for books; his work included the cover for George Barr McCutcheon's Beverly of Graustark, and illustrations for Harold Frederic's The Market Place and Jerome K. Jerome's Three Men on Wheels.[1]

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d "Harrison Fisher, Illustrator, Dead". timesmachine.nytimes.com. January 20, 1934. p. 15. Retrieved September 23, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e Harrison & Carrington 1907 (unpaginated)
  3. ^ Motion Picture Classics, magazine, January issue, 1922

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