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Mary Ellen Sigsbee Fischer
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Birth: Feb. 26, 1876
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Nov., 1960
Woodstock
Ulster County
New York, USA

An Artist, Mary Ellen was born in New Orleans and was the daughter of Charles D. Sigsbee, Captain of the USS Maine. Between 1902-1917, she painted under the names Mary Ellen Sigsbee and Mary Sigsbee Ker. She attended the Arts Students League and was a student of illustrator Howard Pyle. She lived both in Greenwich Village and in Paris, and later settled in Woodstork, New York. Her works often featured children and women, in both poverty and well-to-do scenarios. She supported women's suffrage, and made posters for the American Woman Suffrage Association. Her work appeared in a variety of publications of the time. Between 1909 to 1917, and again between 1930 to 1932, she worked under Arthur Brisbane, both writing and making drawings for the New York Evening Journal. In 1934, she painted The Christmas Mouse which appeared on the holiday cover of the Saturday Evening Post. She was one of the few Americans to have a painting hung in the Paris Salon (1908)* She was married to fellow artists William Balfour Ker (1898 to 1910) and Anton Otto Fisher (1912-1960). (*"Anton Otto Fischer-Marine Artist" Katrina Sigsbee Fischer, 1984.) 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Dwight Sigsbee (1845 - 1923)
  Eliza Rogers Lockwood Sigsbee (1850 - 1926)
 
 Spouse:
  Anton Otto Fischer (1882 - 1962)
 
 Children:
  David Balfour Ker (1906 - 1922)*
  Katrina Sigsbee Fischer (1914 - 1998)*
 
 Siblings:
  Anna Lockwood Sigsbee Kittelle (1871 - 1942)*
  Agnes Sigsbee (1874 - 1878)*
  Mary Ellen Sigsbee Fischer (1876 - 1960)
  Eleanor Sigsbee (1886 - 1899)*
  Charles Dwight Sigsbee (1889 - 1919)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Montrepose Cemetery
Kingston
Ulster County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Cheryl Sigsbee
Record added: Sep 13, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58599957
Mary Ellen <i>Sigsbee</i> Fischer
Added by: Cheryl Sigsbee
 
Mary Ellen <i>Sigsbee</i> Fischer
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Mary Ellen <i>Sigsbee</i> Fischer
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- Ernest Sharpe Jr
 Added: Jul. 12, 2011
 
 
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