About the Artist:
Harrison Fisher (July 27, 1877 – January 19, 1934) was an American illustrator. Fisher was born in Brooklyn, New York City, and began to draw at an early age. Both his father and his grandfather were artists. Fisher spent much of his youth in San Francisco, where studied at the San Francisco Art Association. In 1898, he moved back to New York and began his career as a newspaper and magazine illustrator. He became known particularly for his drawings of women, which won him acclaim as the successor of Charles Dana Gibson.
Together with fellow artists Howard Chandler Christy and Neysa McMein, he constituted the Motion Picture Classic magazine’s "Fame and Fortune" contest jury of 1921/1922, who discovered the “It-girl,” better known as Clara Bow. Fisher’s chromolithographs appeared regularly on the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine from the early 1900s until his death.
Dogbotz Boneyard appreciates the chromolithographs of Harrison Fisher because of the delicate portrayal of his subject matter; in this case, a young Polish immigrant wearing a scarf over her head. The artist captures the simple beauty of the young lady through realistic focus and unobtrusive color. Elegance is often found in that which is inherent to the individual being depicted. And so, from our Dogbotz Boneyard art gallery for your own personal collection, we present Harrison Fisher’s Young Woman with Headscarf.