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Alvan Fisher
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Sex:M
Age:70
Birth Date:August 9, 1792
Astrology Sign:Leo
Chinese Sign: -
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Died Date:February 16, 1863
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Occupation:Artist/Painter

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ALVAN FISHER
Alvan Fisher

Biography:Alvan Fisher (August 9, 1792-February 16, 1863), American portrait painter, was born at Needham, Massachusetts.

At the age of eighteen he was a clerk in a country shop, and subsequently was employed by the village house painter, but at the age of twenty-two he began to paint portrait heads, alternating with rural scenes and animals, for which he found patrons at modest prices. In ten years he had saved enough to go to Europe, studying at the Paris schools and copying in the galleries of the Louvre. Upon his return he became one of the recognized group of Massachusetts portrait painters. Along with Thomas Doughty, Chester Harding and Francis Alexander, in 1831, he held an exhibition of his work in Boston perhaps the first joint display by painters ever held in that city. Though he had considerable talent for landscape, a lack of patronage for such work caused him to confine himself to portraiture, in which he was moderately successful. He died at Dedham, Massachusetts, on the 16th of February 1863.


Personality and Character Cards:
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Alvan Fisher's Personality Tarot Card The Hermit - Personality Card

Birthday: August 9, 1792

A time for soul searching and meditation; a need for patience and solitude.


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Alvan Fisher's Growth Tarot Card Judgement

Birthday: August 9, 2010

Completion of the karmic cycle; reaping rewards, or otherwise, for past actions.

 

 

 

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