up in California, under the artistic guidance of his father, Hugo A.
Fisher. His commercial art career began with routine design
for the San Francisco Call
to New York, he started to develop his own style with sketches of
girl's faces. Soon, he was turning out illustrations for
magazines like Scribners,
Cosmopolitan, Life, The Saturday Evening Post and McClure's, ultimately
the title "King of Magazine-Cover Artists." At the height of
popularity in 1910, he was earning the unheard of sum of $50,000 a
year. He was a close friend of fellow illustrator Howard
Christy, and they agreed to paint portraits of each other.
Christy completed his portrait of his friend, but Fisher died of
heart ailment before he could paint Christy. As a testament
his public stature, his eulogy was delivered by Broadway legend, George