Walter Kenrick Fisher Landscape Painting - California Foothills
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Walter Kenrick Fisher
California Foothills

1944

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California foothills by Walker Kenrick Fisher (Amreican, 1878-1953). Presented in a rustic wooden frame. Signed "W.K Fisher" and dated "49" lower left. Framed size: 19"H x 23"W. Image: 16"H x 20"W. Born in Ossining, NY on Feb. 1, 1878. After obtaining his Ph.D. in 1906, Fisher spent fifty years at Stanford University as a professor of zoology. In his leisure he painted still lifes and portraits. He died in Carmel Valley, CA on Nov. 2, 1953. Dr. Walter K. Fisher was a notable marine biologist, an authority on starfish and sea urchins. He took his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Stanford University in the first decade of the 20th century and was director of its Hopkins Marine Laboratory in Pacific Grove, from 1917 to 1943. In 1922, he wed Anne Benson, who became a prominent writer under her married name, Anne B. Fisher. In addition to his illustrations for two of his wifeʼs books, Dr. Fisher was a member of the Carmel Art Association, where his paintings were exhibited frequently, as well as in other Peninsula galleries. He was also the author of numerous articles on avian and marine life, published by the Smithsonian Institute and in other scientific journals.

Details

  • Artist
    Walter Kenrick Fisher (1878 - 1953, American)
  • Creation Year
    1944
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    Rustic wooden frame, wear consistent with age.
  • Dimensions
    H 19 in. x W 23 in. x D 1 in.H 48.26 cm x W 58.42 cm x D 2.54 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Soquel, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU5422399443
  • Seller Reference Number
    j3057
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