Alvan Tillson Fisher (1792-1863)

 

Alvan Tillson Fisher (1792-1863)
A. Fisher ; Alvan Fisher ; A Tillson Fisher ; Alean Fisher ; Alvin Fisher ; A.T. Fisher ; A. T. Fisher ; Alvan T. Fisher ;
Early American landscape painter ;
[Born August 9, 1792 in Needham, Norfolk, MA – died February 13, 1863 in Dedham, Norfolk, MA]

 

FAD record control number: 54038 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;

 

Alvan Fisher (1792-1863) biography:

Birth: August 9, 1792 in Needham, Norfolk, MA ;
Death: February 13, 1863 in Dedham, Norfolk, MA ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ; 
Zodiac:
Leo ;

Known for: Landscape paintings ; animal paintings ; genre painting ;
Medium: Oil ;
Technique: Painting ;
Subjects: Landscapes ; mountains ; rivers ; falls ; boats ; ships ; primitive ; Niagara Falls, NY ;

Areas: Needham, Norfolk, MA (1792-?) ; Europe (1825) ; Boston, MA ; NH ; Portland, ME ; ME ; Dedham, Norfolk, MA (1850-1863) ;
Region: North East ; Europe (1825) ;
Lived: Needham, Norfolk, MA (1792-?) ;  Dedham, Norfolk, MA (1850-1863) ;
Father: Aaron Fisher (1755-1828) ;
Mother: Lucy Stedman (1758-1844) ;
Relatives: Freeman Fisher (1786-1860), brother ; Ebenezer Fisher (1788-1847), brother ; Josiah S Fisher (1790-1828), brother ; Francis B Fisher (1794-1864), brother ; John Dix Fisher (1797-1850), brother ;
Spouse: Lydia (Ellis) Fisher (1802-1887), wife, married June 8, 1827 in Boston, MA ;
Children: Alvan Josiah Fisher, Jr. (1829-1863), son ;

Training: Boston, MA under John Ritto Penniman (1782-1841) ;
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Member: National Academy of Design, New York, NY, honorary member ;
Exhibited with: National Academy of Design, New York, NY ; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA ;
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Milestones: First American to paint race horses ; Close friends with Washington Allston (1779-1843), Chester “Charles” Harding (1792-1866) and Asher Brown Durand (1796-1886) ; Sold more than 1,000 paintings between 1826 to 1863 (37 years, average 27/year) ; Traveled the United States and recorded in notebooks ; Fisher’s work foreshadowed the Hudson River School ;

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Digital-born document number:
FAD.2019.54038

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Record birth date:
September 13, 2019

Last updated: September 14, 2019 at 17:34 pm

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