(1792 - 1863)
Alvan Fisher was active/lived in Massachusetts. Alvan Fisher is known for landscape, animal, genre and portrait painting.
Biography Alvan Fisher
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 to Europe in 1825, and then set up his
studio in Boston where prominent artists such as Washington Allston,
Chester Harding and Asher Durand became his good friends.
His records show that he sold nearly 1000 paintings between 1826 and
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