On this day, February 23, 1882, illustrator Anton Otto Fischer was born in Regensburg, Germany. An orphan he emigrated to the U. S. He studied painting in Paris and then with Howard Pyle in Wilmington, Delaware. Known for his pictorial drama Fischer did many illustrations of sea adventures and sea scapes as well as illustrating such books as Moby Dick, Treasure Island, and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
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