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Wanted...one photo of James Brewster Fisher,the artist...
« on: Sunday 17 April 11 18:41 BST (UK) »
     Hi everyone
  As I do not have any photo of my grandfather James Brewster-Fisher and
  of his family , he was a well known book illustrator and artist in London
  at the beginning of the last century (1896-1913 ?)
 
  He was born in Doncaster ,Yorkshire in 1871. son of James John Fisher and
  Jane Christian but his family moved to London when he was a young boy.

  In 1898,he was the Hon. Secretary of The Gilbert-Garret Sketching Club.

  I imagine that there's a good chance to find a picture of him in art books
  and books about British illustrators published in those years.

  I would love to see what he looked like...

                            EuniceM

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Re: Wanted...one photo of James Brewster Fisher,the artist...
« Reply #1 on: Monday 23 January 12 09:27 GMT (UK) »
The Tyrants of Kool-Sim Illustrated by J Brewster Fisher


dont know if this is him???  its a book that is illustrated by J Brewster Fisher, there were no images.
But maybe if you search the book title,   you may just find some..
xin
Sutherland, Himsley, Finnie, Robertson Edgar Short  Patrick  Creighton, McCallum,Brown, Henderson, Stark Green, Draycott, Clarke, Yorke, Norris, Haywood, Moore, Argyle, Patrick,Tallack, Hellyar, Pope, Raven, Lobb.. Hook -Smeeton - Heafford - Freeman -Craddock - Crane - Smalley -Ashton Spriggs Swingler cotton riddington York gilbert mattock and more :)





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Re: Wanted...one photo of James Brewster Fisher,the artist...
« Reply #2 on: Monday 23 January 12 09:30 GMT (UK) »
found one tiny image

Sutherland, Himsley, Finnie, Robertson Edgar Short  Patrick  Creighton, McCallum,Brown, Henderson, Stark Green, Draycott, Clarke, Yorke, Norris, Haywood, Moore, Argyle, Patrick,Tallack, Hellyar, Pope, Raven, Lobb.. Hook -Smeeton - Heafford - Freeman -Craddock - Crane - Smalley -Ashton Spriggs Swingler cotton riddington York gilbert mattock and more :)





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Re: Wanted...one photo of James Brewster Fisher,the artist...
« Reply #3 on: Monday 23 January 12 13:23 GMT (UK) »
The Gilbert-Garret has connections to this institution, you might want to mail them to find out if their archives holds any information relating to it:

http://www.csm.arts.ac.uk/museum/info.htm

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Re: Wanted...one photo of James Brewster Fisher,the artist...
« Reply #4 on: Monday 23 January 12 13:45 GMT (UK) »

  Hello Xin
 Yes in the book The Tyrants of Kool-Sim , there are
 six illustrations done by him . I have read the book
 but there is no picture of J Brewster Fisher in it.

                   EuniceM

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Re: Wanted...one photo of James Brewster Fisher,the artist...
« Reply #5 on: Monday 23 January 12 13:52 GMT (UK) »

         S_L

     Thank you for sending me this website , I will
  check it out.

                 EuniceM

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Re: Wanted...one photo of James Brewster Fisher,the artist...
« Reply #6 on: Friday 24 May 13 20:31 BST (UK) »
     Hi everyone
  As I do not have any photo of my grandfather James Brewster-Fisher and
  of his family , he was a well known book illustrator and artist in London
  at the beginning of the last century (1896-1920 ?)
 
  He was born in Doncaster ,Yorkshire in 1871. son of James John Fisher and
  Jane Christian but his family moved to London when he was a young boy.

  In 1898,he was the Hon. Secretary of The Gilbert-Garret Sketching Club.

  I imagine that there's a good chance to find a picture of him in art books
  and books about British illustrators published in those years.

  I would love to see what he looked like...

                            EuniceM

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Re: Wanted...one photo of James Brewster Fisher,the artist...
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 03 October 13 16:24 BST (UK) »
I would imagine the most likely place to find a photo of him would be within the family... have you traced every line and contacted the descendants? Maybe I'm wrong but I don't think there would be published publicity photos of book illustrators unless he was very famous. I did a search at britishnewspaperarchive but there isn't much except a couple of very short pieces publicising the books, but they are always adding new papers so maybe something will crop up there. Do you know when he died? Perhaps there was an obituary printed somewhere.

Thanks
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Re: Wanted...one photo of James Brewster Fisher,the artist...
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 03 October 13 16:29 BST (UK) »
An interesting aside if you don't already know it is that he and his wife are mentioned in a 1910 book listing high profile Catholic Converts, so perhaps you might find more information down the Catholic route: https://archive.org/stream/a583403600gorduoft