WILLIAM FISHER (American, 1890 - 1985)

William Fisher was born in Brooklyn, New York on 17 June 1890. A known landscape painter and teacher, he was educated in New York City and in Paris. He served in WWI as an ambulance driver before moving to Rome to study painting. After he returned to the United States he settled in New Jersey and began teaching art classes. Fisher was a successful illustrator who provided work for the Saturday Evening Post, McCall's, and Harper's and he also created sketches for the "Villager, a Greenwich Village newspaper. He exhibited with many prominent art organizations and institutions including the National Academy of Design, the New York Watercolor Club and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He authored Oil Painting Outdoors, an instructional book, in 1950 and taught at the 8th Street Art School in New York City. Fisher and his wife, Margaret Kilburn, opened the William Fisher Art School in Kennebunkport, Maine. The couple loved the area were extremely active in teaching and preserving art during their times in Maine. Fisher died on 9 March 1985.

Studied 
Brooklyn Institute
Pratt Institute
Art Students League
In Paris

Exhibited
New York Watercolor Club, 1936, 1937
Asbury Park Society of Fine Arts, 1938 (prize), 1941 (prize)
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1933
National Academy of Design, 1938, 1943, 1945
Pepsi-Cola, 1945 (prize)
Springfield Art League, 1944 (prize)
Connecticut Academy of Fine Art, 1942-1946
New Haven Paint and Clay Club, 1944-1946
American Artists Professional League
Springfield Art League
North Shore Artist Association
Ridgewood Art Association

Member 
Salmagundi Club
Connecticut Academy of Fine Art
Montclair Art Museum, 1938-1946
Ridgewood Art Association
Currier Gallery of Art, 1943
All-Jersey Exhibition, 1939 (prize), 1940 (prize)
Newark Art Club, 1942 (prize)
Brick Store Museum, 1948

Work
Haddonfield Women's Club
New Haven Paint and Clay Club
Municipal Building, Ridgewood, NJ
Contemporary Women's Club, Newark, NJ
Presbyterian Church, Garfield, NJ

References
Falk (ed.), Who Was Who in American Art
Gilbert (ed.), Who's Who in American Art: American Biographies
Mallett (ed.), Index of Artists
Salmagundi Club, Centennial Roster of the Salmagundi Club