Fisher's American Girl To Be Shown In Frames
An exhibition of original drawings by Harrison Fisher, conceded by many eastern critics to be the successor of Charles Dana Gibson, and deemed by others as his superior. In the "Portrayal of the Ideal Types of the American Girl," will be opened to the public at Blanchard hall, 233 South Broadway, Monday, April 9, at 10 a. m., to continue throughout the week.
Charles Dana Gibson, at the dinner given him recently in New York, prior to his departure for Europe, pronounced Mr. Fisher as his successor. Harrison Fisher's girl, art experts say, is not a creation, she is not an ideal, she is an actuality. She is the American girl as we find her in every day life. She is the girl that Mr. Fisher sees.
"What is the use of idealizing when the model is all that the artist could ask?" he says. "If I can draw a handsome American girl as she is to be seen on the street, riding, playing golf or as we find her in the drawing room. Is it not enough? Do such subjects not give us a picture that will please and charm any who see it?"
Mr. Fisher comes from of a family of artists. His grandfather was a painter and his father, Hugo A. Fisher, the celebrated American water colorist, who has won two gold medals in this country, will also have beautiful examples of his art shown at the exhibition, which should result in one of the most interesting affairs of the season.Los Angeles Herald, Volume 33, Number 189, 7 April 1906