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 Alvan Fisher  (1792 - 1863)

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Lived/Active: Massachusetts      Known for: landscape, animal, genre and portrait painting

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Alvan Fisher
from Auction House Records.
GEORGE WASHINGTON
Artwork images are copyright of the artist or assignee
Born in Dedham, Massachusetts, Alvan Fisher was a pioneer in American landscape, genre, and animal painting.  He was one of the earliest Americans to rebel against painting only portraits, and as a result, became a pioneer of genre painting and landscape painting.  However, his real love was the depiction of animals, and he was the first American artist to paint race horses..

Fisher was a student in Boston of John Ritto Penniman, ornamental painter.  He first went (showing 500 of 1412 characters).

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