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Joseph Fisher

 (1832 - 1916)
Joseph Gurner Fisher was active/lived in Michigan.  Joseph Fisher is known for landscape scenes-charcoal drawings.

Biography   Joseph Fisher


Joseph Gurner Fisher, or J.G. Fisher as he signed his work, was born in Stroud, England, and came to the United States as a boy, the family settling in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.  By 1863, he was in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he lived and worked the rest of his life.

According to Grand Rapids city directories, Fisher worked as a baker in the mid-1880's and later in a sawmill.  Although he received no formal training, that did not seem to deter him from considering himself an artist for by 1890 he was listed in the city directory as such.

Fisher worked in oils, watercolors and crayon and, according to his brief biography in the 1976 Michigan State University exhibition "Early Michigan Paintings," he wa   ...  Displaying 750 of 2229 characters.

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