"Best known for his Gloucester, Massachusetts fishing scenes, war convoys, and marine battle scenes, Anton Fischer was born in Munich, Germany and came to New York City in 1903. Among his illustrated books were "Moby Dick", "Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea", and "Treasure Island."
He was known for his technical accuracy, as well as the portrayal of men's emotions in a variety of subjects. Fischer often used photographs to verify his illustrations.In 1942, during World War II, he became an official Coast Guard artist, sailing, in the winter of 1943, with the United States Coast Guard cutter Campbell.
Fischer painted works based on this experience which were exhibited in November 1943 at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., and are now in the Coast Guard Academy collection in New London, Connecticut. Other paintings are in the collections of the Mystic Seaport Museum, Connecticut, and Kendall Whaling Museum, Sharon, Massachusetts." Excerpted from www.AskArt.com