Artist biography

Melton FISHER 1859 or '61–1939

Genre and portrait painter. Born 2 January 1859 or 1861 in London. Studied at Lambeth School of Art and at the R.A. Schools 1876–81 where he won a Gold Medal and Travelling Scholarship 1881; studied in Paris under Bonnaffé, and spent ten years in Venice, painting scenes of contemporary genre. Returned to London c. 1895. Exhibited at the R.A. from 1878, at the Paris Salon and elsewhere, receiving many distinctions. Married Alba Stefani; their son Stefani Melton Fisher (1894–1963) also became a painter. A.R.A. 1917, R.A. 1924. Died in Camberley 5 September 1939.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I