Best known for his illustrations of beautiful women, Harrison Fisher was the son of landscape painter Hugo Anton Fisher. Harrison, born in Brooklyn, New York, moved to San Francisco as a child with his family. He studied art at the Mark Hopkins Institute of Art in San Francisco.
During the first quarter of the twentieth century, a young artist named Harrison Fisher became America's arbiter of feminine beauty. His ability to paint lovely young women, at a time before photography had replaced the hand-drawn illustration, earned him a reputation as one of the country's top commercial artists. His delicate drawings and sensitive water colors and pastel renderings dominated the covers and pages of America's best selling magazines. "Fisher Girls" Smiled prettily from the covers of Cosmopolitan, The Saturday Evening Post, The Ladies Home Journal, Good Housekeeping and many more. In fact, Harrison Fisher produced nearly 600 covers for 22 different magazines" between 1894 and 1934.