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FITCH, John Lee, artist, born in Hartford, Connecticut, 25 June 1836. He studied four years in Munich and Milan under Professor Albert Zimmermann and his two brothers, Max and Richard. His professional life has been spent in Hartford and in New York City. He is an associate of the National academy of design, and treasurer of the Artists' fund society of New York. He was for twelve years chairman of the art committee of the Century club, but declined reelection. He has achieved reputation as a painter of forest scenes, and is a close student of nature. His largest picture, "In the Woods," was exhibited at Philadelphia in 1876. Among his other works: are "On Gill Brook" (1866); "A Mountain Brook" (1870); "The Outlet" (1871); "In the Cation, Granville, Mass." (1873); " Waiting for a Bite" (1874); " A Stray Sunbeam" (1875); "Twilight on John's Brook" (1878); "Cliff Side" (1880); "Willows on the Croton" (1884); and "Near Carmel, N. Y." (1886).
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