"I love the way Fisher paints the glowing, late day sunlight after a warm summer day, and I can almost feel the humidity in the air through his soft brushwork when rendering the backlit tree branches. This landscape perfectly demonstrates his grasp of Impressionism, working and exhibiting as he did during Monet’s time." - Courtney S. Kopplin, Gallery Manager
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Critic Samuel Benjamin noted in his 1877 text Contemporary Art in Europe: “Mark Fisher, a Boston artist, who had to leave his native land in order to find the appreciation he deserves, has won a first rank in the landscape art of his adopted country, and seems to have no superior there in the interpretation of certain aspects of nature.” This statement rings true when observing Coucher de Soleil, in which the artist rendered the sun’s last rays as they transform the lowering clouds into a brilliant patchwork of pinks, purples, blues and yellows.
Private collection, Centerville, Massachusetts
With Vose Galleries, Boston, inventory no. 29085, April 1988
To collection of Mr. and Mrs. G. Arnold Haynes, Wellesley, Massachusetts, March 1989
Eventually to Haynes Family Foundation, Wellesley, Massachusetts
1). Previous Vose Galleries label, inventory no. 29085
2). The Incurable Collector, Inc. / 36 East 57th Street, New York 22, N.Y.
3). (on crossbar) James Bourlet & Sons, Ltd., Fine Art Packers / D 1893 / 17 & 18, Nassau Street, / Mortimer Street, W. / Phones – Museum 1871 & 7588
4). (on frame) Chapman Bros. / (Chelsea) Ltd. / Picture Restoration / Carvers Gilders / King’s Road Chelsea
Building Connections: Works from the Haynes Family Foundation, Vose Galleries, Boston, June 2 – July 24, 2018