FISCHER Anton Otto
Oil on canvas: 61 x 56 cm / 24 x 22 ins
Signed and dated '24' lower right
Painter of genre scenes, seascapes and battle scenes; illustrator.
Anton Fischer was born in Munich on February 23, 1882 and died in Woodstock in 1962. He was a pupil of Jean-Paul Laurens and a student at the Julian Academy in Paris. He worked in the United States, where he was a member of the Society of Illustrators and of the American Federation of Arts. He exhibited at the Charles Russell Art Show, the Corcoran Gallery Biennale, the Salons of America, the Society of Illustrators, the Society of Independent Artists and the Woodstock NY Art Association.
Some of his works are conserved at the Brandywine River Museum, the Coast Guard Museum, the New Bedford Whaling Museum, the San Diego Maritime Museum, the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, the National Museum of American Illustration, the Navy Museum-US Navy Art Collection, the Ventura County Maritime Museum and the Woodstock Artists Association.
Munich 1882 - Woodstock 1962
Chadds Ford - Mystic - New Bedford - New London - Newport - Oxnard - San Diego - Washington - Woodstock
E. Bénézit, "Dictionary of Artists", Paris 2006, Vol. 5, p. 738-739.