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Alanson Fisher

 (1807 - 1884)
Alanson Fisher was active/lived in New York, Vermont.  Alanson Fisher is known for portrait and fruit still life painting.

Biography   Alanson Fisher


Known for portrait painting, Alanson Fisher also did the occasional fruit still life. He grew up in an impoverished family in New Haven, Vermont, and left home at age ten to become a farm laborer.  At age fourteen, he went to New York City where he took work, which damaged his health and led him to leave the city and settle in Middlebury, Connecticut where he became a sign painter and opened a machinist shop, which ultimately failed.  In 1832, he married, and supporting a family caused him even more financial challenges.  However, he discovered he could make a decent living through portraiture, and settled into this pursuit as his life-long work.

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