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Collection Tri-Kappa
Catalog Number 1999.001.007
Title Fishing Boat
Artist Fisher, Lillie Fry
Object Name painting
Description Original oil painting of a harbour filled with sail boats.
Hoosier Salon 1940 $350.00
Lillie Fray Fisher
(Deceased 1944)
No. 9
Oil painting
30 X 25
A picture should have form, color and design, light movement and action ... every stroke of the brush should express a part of the perfect whole … a canvas should never show labor or effort but always joy and spontaneity .. the artist reminded us that into paintings like FISHING BOATS went 15 years of observation, imagination and hard work ... the artist signed most of her paintings. Fry Fisher's grandfather was a wood sculptor in London at a time when art was burdened with academics ... her father, who taught for 25 years In the Cincinnati Academy of Art, developed the art of wood carving in the western part of the country ... Fry Fisher's training began when she was a little girl with arts lessons at the Academy and was followed by work at the Students Art League In New York, the Corcoran Art School and by work and study In Paris… painting In Spain, France, Africa and all along the Mediterranean… boats were always the most exciting subjects for her paintings and rhythm interested her as much as line or color. She lived In Terrace Park, Ohio, but came from Monticello, Indiana.
Provenance Purchased by Tri-Kappa in 1940 from the Hoosier Salon.
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions H-29.75 W-24.5 inches
Catalog date 1999-12-10