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Relaxing on the Beach

Dublin Core

Title

Relaxing on the Beach

Creator

Fisher, Leonard Everett

Format

16 x 20 inches

Identifier

1803

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Biography

Leonard Everett Fisher is an American artist best known for illustrating children's books. Since 1955 he has illustrated about 250 books for younger readers including about 88 that he also wrote.
Fisher was born in the Bronx borough of New York City in 1924. Raised in the Sea Gate section of Brooklyn, he began his formal art training with his Brooklyn-born father, Benjamin M. Fisher, a designer of naval vessels, who contributed to the construction of Simon Lake submarines in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and such US Navy fighting ships as the USS Arizona, USS Honolulu, and the USS North Carolina" -- all designed, built, and commissioned at the Brooklyn, New York Navy Yard (1913-1937). Between 1932 and 1942, Leonard Everett Fisher continued his training at the Heckscher Foundation (NY), with Moses and Raphael Soyer (NY), with Reginald Marsh at the Art Students League of New York, and Serge Chermayeff at Brooklyn College. He is a graduate of Yale University (1949, MFA 1950).

Media

Lithograph

Media Details

Lithograph, 6/175

Signature Position

Signed, lower right; 6/175, lower left

Donor

Ann Sheffer
Provenance: Presented to Ralph Sheffer by the United Way of Westport-Weston as an expression of thanks for his generous support of the United Way of Westport-Weston's 1986 campaign.

Citation

Fisher, Leonard Everett, “Relaxing on the Beach,” Westport Public Schools Digital Collections, accessed November 18, 2019, https://collections.westportps.org/items/show/2065.

Item Relations

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