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Artist Anton Otto Fischer

Anton Fischer, from 1882 - 1962, Munich, Germany.
  • Versatile German American artist; illustrator and painter of genre and marine subjects in oil and watercolor media; favored the style of Realism and Representational art.

  • Artist Anton Fischer immigrated to New York in 1903 and developed his own style using themes that described allegorical subjects, the history of the American frontier and the Native Peoples, wildlife, figural genre scenes, landscapes and seascapes.

  • Anton Fischer attended Académie Julian and Brandywine School and was taught the rudiments of art by Howard Pyle and Jean Paul Laurens.

  • Fischer was the most noted for his paintings of ships and life at sea such as in his fishing scenes, war convoys and marine battle depictions around Gloucester, Massachusetts.

  • During WW ll Anton Fisher was awarded the rank of ‘artist laureate’ for the U.S. Coast Guard.

  • Many of his marine and genre illustrations appeared as covers for Post magazine, with whom he had an association for almost fifty years; his also created stories and story art.

  • In 1947, artist Anton Fischer wrote and illustrated a book detailing his sailing years entitled, ‘Fo’c’sle Days’ and he became the illustrator for the popular books, ‘Moby Dick’, ‘20000 Leagues Under the Sea’ and ‘Treasure Island’.

  • Anton Fischer was noted for his technical accuracy, excellent use of bold color and dramatic lighting in his compositions and would often use photographs as reference for his detailing.

  • In numerous paintings his portrayal of human emotions such as those of the men in the marine scenes were natural and true to the situations surrounding the events.

  • ‘Checkers’ illustration of 1911, game of checkers artist Anton Fischer used a simplistic genre composition depicting two figures playing a friendly game of checkers at a table; although one checkers player was deeply pensive while considering his next checker move, the other’s expressive face described the general relaxed mood within the scene.

  • The red table cloth was cleverly employed to unify the motif and assisted in drawing the viewer’s attention to the checkerboard and particularly to the smiling face of the winning checker player; their postures and facial expression easily depicted the emotion within the genre scene, the pose of the figure with the hat suggested that he was likely in a winning position because he was calmly seated with his thumbs tucked into his vest and his smile was ever so smug, while his game of checkers opponent supported his angled head with his right arm.

  • Artist Anton Fischer paintings are exhibited in the Mystic Seaport and Kendall Whaling Museum.
Checkers Painting by Fischer

Checkers, by Anton Fischer, 1911.








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Wonder Mugs Play checkers online, and enjoy drinking from this cool wonder mug.
When adding hot liquid, the colors of the mug will change, checkers cool.

Checkers is a two-player game, where one player is assigned white-chip checkers and the other red. The aim is to play checkers online, capture all of the other player's checkers or make them impossible to move.

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