Thursday, March 21, 2019

ART: American Illusrator Harrison Fisher

Harrison Fisher was a well-known American illustrator. He was born on July 27, 1875 in Brooklyn, New York City and began to draw at an early age. Both his father and his grandfather were artists. His family encouraged his love of drawing. 

Fisher spent much of his youth in San Francisco, and studied at the San Francisco Art Association. In 1898, he moved back to New York and began his career as a newspaper and magazine illustrator.

 He became known particularly for his drawings of women, which won him acclaim as the successor of Charles Dana Gibson. (The Gibson Girls)

 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

Fisher's work appeared regularly on the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine from the early 1900s until his death.

Harrison Fisher became nationally known for his illustrations of beautiful women, known as the Harrison Fisher Girls.  

His illustrations appeared frequently in "Saturday Evening Post", "Scribner's", "Life", and "Cosmopolitan." He died on January 19, 1934.


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