THE LOVELY ARTWORK OF HARRISON FISHER
American Artist, Harrison Fisher (1875-1934), is known as “The Father of A Thousand Girls". He showed a profound interest in drawing at the young age of six and his art instruction came by way of his father, Hugh Antoine Fisher, a landscape painter. When Fisher’s family moved from Brooklyn to San Francisco, he studied at the Mark Hopkins Institute of Art. By the time he was sixteen, Fisher’s drawings had been used for the San Francisco Call and later for The Examiner.
Soon after returning to New York, Fisher sold two of his sketches to Puck Magazine where he was subsequently hired as a staff artist. His claim to fame was a result of his skillful drawing of beautiful women. His “Fisher Girls” even became rivals to those of Gibson and Christy. The American Girl was a favorite theme and Fisher did many cover illustrations at the time. After working for many years under an exclusive contract to do covers for Cosmopolitan, Fisher eventually painted portraits exclusively. Many actresses and theatrical personalities were counted amongst his portfolio of models.