|The Young Hunter, ca. 1815, Alvan Fisher's earliest known work--a self-portrait. He was certainly a well-dressed hunter.|
|Fisher's work encompassed a broad range of content.|
|Alvan Fisher, ca. 1855|
|A Still Life with Watermelon and Peaches, Alvan Fisher.|
As a successful artist, Fisher could (and did) paint just
about anything he, or anyone else, wanted.
|If he'd chosen to, Fisher could probably have made a decent|
living just painting and selling Niagara Falls.
|Eclipse with Race Track, Alvan Fisher. He may have |
been one of the first portrait artists to realize how
broad the definition of portraiture could be. The
number of legs of the subject is meaningless.
He did six different versions of this work.
|Portrait of J G Spurzheim, |
(a phrenologist), 1832,
Alvan Fisher, considered
one of his best.
|Providence From Across The Cove, 1818, Alvan Fisher.|
|A View of Harvard, 1823, Alvan Fisher|
|Whenever there was a chance to "turn a buck,"|
Fischer managed to latch onto it.
|A Study From Swiss Scenery, ca, 1826-27, Alvan Fisher|
|Saturday Afternoon, Alvan|
Fisher's American genre,
|Artist’s Son, Alvan Josiah, |
Flying A Kite, Alvan Fisher