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artist , educator , writer

Leonard Everett Fisher, American Artist, writer, educator. Trustee Westport Public Library, Connecticut, 1982-1989, vice president, 1985-1986, president 1986-1989; founding member Westport-Weston Arts Council, 1969, president, board directors, 1973-1974, trustee, 1969-1976. With United States Army, 1942-1946, North African Theatre of Operations, PTO. Member Society Illustrators, Silvermine Guild (trustee 1970-1974), Authors Guild New York, P.E.N.

Background

Fisher, Leonard Everett was born on June 24, 1924 in New York City. Son of Benjamin M. and Ray Mera (Shapiro) Fisher.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Yale University, 1949;Master of Fine Arts, Yale University, 1950.

Career

Dean Whitney Art School, New Haven, 1951-1953. Member faculty Paier Art School, Hamden, 1966-1978. Academy dean Paier College of Art, 1978-1982, dean emeritus, since 1982, visiting professor, 1982-1987, Fairfield University, Connecticut, 1983-1985.

Facilitator Lifetime Learners Institute, Norwalk Community College, since 2007. Delaware at large White House Conference Library and Information Services, Washington, 1979. Lecturer in field, since 1957.

Former member advisory board Master of Fine Arts program Western Connecticut State University, Danbury.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author 90 childrens books. Illustrator approximately 260 childrens books. Author, illustrator: A Russian Farewell (National Jewish Book award), 1981.

      Designer 10 United States postage stamps including 1972 and 1977 United States Bicentennial Commemorative issues. Paintings and illustrations represented in permanent collections Butler Art Institute, Youngstown, Ohio, Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts, Union College, Schenectady, New York, Housatonic Museum, Bridgeport, Connecticut, New Britain Museum American Art, Connecticut, University Connecticut, Storrs, University Minnesota, Minneapolis, University Oregon, Eugene, University Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Brown University, Providence, Library. Of Congress, Washington, New York Public Library.

      , Museum American Illustration, New York City, Norwalk (Connecticut) Transportation Center.

Membership

Trustee Westport Public Library, Connecticut, 1982-1989, vice president, 1985-1986, president 1986-1989. Founding member Westport-Weston Arts Council, 1969, president, board director, 1973-1974, trustee, 1969-1976. Member Low committee New Britain Museum American Art, Connecticut With United States Army, 1942-1946, North African Theatre of Operations, PTO, European Theatre of Operations.

Member Society Illustrators, Silvermine Guild (life, trustee 1970-1974), Authors Guild New York, New Haven Paint and Clay Club (life).

Connections

Married Margery Meskin, December 21, 1952. Children: Julie Anne, Susan Abby, James Albert.

father:
Benjamin M. Fisher

mother:
Ray Mera (Shapiro) Fisher

spouse:
Margery Meskin

children:
Julie Anne Fisher

Susan Abby Fisher

James Albert Fisher