William mark Fisher was born in Boston in 1841 and studied at Lowell college, Massachusetts.
Fisher went to Paris when he was twenty. He was a classmate of Renoir, Monet and Sisley. He studied under the Paris master Marc Gabriel Charles gleyre. After several years in France, Fisher returned to Boston without any success.
In 1877, he went to England and quickly became one of their most important realistic landscape and animal painters. Just like the 20th century poet Robert Frost, Fisher is undervalued by other Americans in his home country. He enjoys a high reputation in England. His artists elected him as a full member of the Royal College, the New England art club and the Essex chairman’s club.
William mark Fisher died in 1923.