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Anna S. Fisher (1873-1942)

Anna S. Fisher was a painter and teacher well-known for her paintings of still lifes and florals in both watercolors and oils. She was born around 1873 in Cold Brook, NY. She lived most of her adult life in New York City, teaching at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn for over forty years. She studied at Pratt Institute Art School, graduating in 1900, and was a member of the National Academy of Design; the American Watercolor Society; the New York Watercolor Club; the New York Society of Painters; Allied Artists of America; the National Arts Club; the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation; the National Association of Women Artists; the American Watercolor Society; and she was an academician of the National Academy of Design in 1932. Her works were exhibited in over 40 annual exhibitions at the National Academy of Design between 1904 and 1942; and were included in exhibitions at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 1906, 1922, and 1928; at four annual exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago between 1909 and 1917; the Corcoran Gallery in 1916; and the Salons of America in 1934. Her works won prizes in numerous exhibitions, including: the National Association of Women Artists, 1919; the New York Watercolor Club, 1921; the Baltimore Watercolor Club, 1920 and 1924; Grand Central Gallery, 1930; and the National Arts Club, 1932. Anna Fisher’s works are included in the collections of the National Academy of Design, the National Arts Club, Pratt Institute Art School, the Brooklyn Museum, and Montclair Museum in New Jersey. She is listed in Who Was Who in American Art; Pisano’s One Hundred Years, the National Association of Women Artists (1952); and Falk’s Exhibition Record Sales. She died in Cold Brook, NY in 1942.