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HUGO MELVILLE FISHER

(American, 1878-1946)

ROCKY COAST, NEW ENGLAND

Oil on Canvas

30 x 27 Inches

Signed Lower Right ‘H. Melville Fisher’

 

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Hugo Melville Fisher first studied under his father, the noted landscape painter Hugo Anton Fisher. Shortly after the turn of the century, he moved to Paris where he furthered his studies under Jean-Paul Laurens and Benjamin Constant, and, later, with William Bouguereau and Whistler. He exhibited widely and with great success, both in Paris with Durand-Ruel, and in London at the Royal Academy. Fisher spent sixteen years in Europe before returning to the United States where he settled in New York. Recognized as a sophisticated proponent of Modernism, he exhibited and won prizes throughout the country including at the California State Fair (1891), Babcock Gallery NYC (1921), Ainslie Galleries NYC (1921-25).

 

Reference:

Who Was Who in American Art, Falk, Vol. I, p.1129; Artists in California 1786-1940, Hughes, Vol. 1, p.379; Biographical Encyclopedia of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers, Creps, Vol. 1, p.456; Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors and Engravers, Mantle Fielding, p.302; Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs, Vol 5, p.489; Davenport’s Art Reference Guide, 2007/8 Edition, p.875; et al.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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