|Birth: ||May 29, 1884|
|Death: ||Jul. 19, 1970|
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Lillian Ellen Fisk was born May 24, 1884 in Morrisville, Lamoille Co., Vermont. She was a daughter to Henry Clay Fisk and Isabel Martha Page.
Lillian Ellen Fisk began her career as an art teacher at Troy Conference Academy, Poultney, Vermont in 1905. Married Wallace McGrath Thompson 24 Sept. 1910 and had one son Ian Fisk Thomson. In 1918 she went to Japan to study art and married Nathaniel Harrison.
She was known and referred to as a "Bohemian" in her time; a colorful, vibrant, bold artist, both in personality and work. She was a fixture of Montparnasse and a recognized and appreciated artist in Paris, as she had been in different circumstances in Japan while a "peintre mondaine". Her work can be found in Paris still today and at the Smithsonian Art Institute in California.
She was French writer Pierre Minet (1909-1975) - great love in the mid 1920s and was an influence in much of his work.
Some of her work includes:
*A portrait of Rose O'Neill circa 1914 in a book titled, "An autobiography By Rose Cecil O'Neill," by Miriam Formanek-Brunell. This book also includes several paragraphs of describing Lillian.
*A portrait of Jerome D. Travers, Esq. Four times Amateur Champion of the United States," 1915. Commissioned by Golf Illustrated & Outdoor America
*A portrait of Pierre Minet in a book titled, "Histoire d'Eugene by Gallimard, 1928. She is also mentioned in Pierre Minet's other works, "La Défaite" and "En mal d'aurore, Journal 1932-1975"
Lillian spent a short period of her life in the Vittel Internment Camp in Vichy, France. The internment camp at Vittel housed about two thousand internees, mostly Americans, Russians, British and also Jews from Poland and Austria.
Lillian died July 19, 1970 in Peter Cooper Nursing Home in Manhattan, New York.
Henry Clay Fisk (1852 - 1928)
Isabel Martha Page Fisk (1857 - 1951)
Wallace McGrath Thompson (1883 - 1936)
Ian Fisk Thomson (1913 - 2000)*
Mary Fisk Scribner (1877 - 1970)*
Lillian Ellen Fisk Thompson Harrison (1884 - 1970)
Carroll Page Fisk (1887 - 1960)*
Henry Clay Fisk (1889 - 1959)*
Hazel Isabel Fisk Simpson (1895 - 1985)*
Note: Cremated ashes sent to Del Mar, California
Garden State Crematory
New Jersey, USA
Created by: TAYLOR
Record added: Apr 09, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88261770