Alvan Fisher

1792-1863 America-Landscapes

 

Brief Biography-Alvan Fisher was born in Needham, Boston where he first learned to paint while working for the portraitist John Ritto Penniman. he became an established painter of genre scenes and portraits. In 1825, he toured Europe visiting the principal galleries of England, France, and Italy. When Fisher returned to Boston, he set up a studio on Washington Street and became acquainted with Thomas Doughty who helped him arrange exhibitions. In 1827, the National Academy of Design admitted him as an Honorary Academician. Landscapes were his speciality alongside portraiture. Fisher spent his last years in Dedham, Massachusetts where he died in 1863.

 

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A Meeting
by a River

A Meeting by a River

Under
the Bridge

Under the Bridge

A Storm
in the Valley

A Storm in the Valley

After the
Shoot

After the Shoot

The
Tired Hunter

The Tired Hunter

By the
Waterside

By the Waterside

The Hunter
Self-portrait

The Hunter Self-portrait

Nahant
Massachusetts

Coastal Scene-Nahant Massachusetts

Eclipse with
Race Track

Eclipse with Race Track

Hudson River near
West Point

Hudson River near West Point

Hunters in a
Landscape

Hunters in a Landscape

Mount
Chocorua

Mount Chocorua

Niagara
Falls

Niagara Falls

Niagara
Falls One

Niagara Falls One

Niagara
Falls Two

Niagara Falls Two

Providence from
Across the Cove

Providence from Across the Cove