WESTPORT, Conn. – Artist Leonard Everett Fisher will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Y’s Women on Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Temple Israel, 10 Coleytown Road in Westport.
A graduate of Yale University’s School of Art, Fisher served in World War II at home and overseas with the top-secret Operations Section of the U.S. Army’s 30th Engineers, creating invasion and campaign topographic maps for both the Mediterranean-European and Pacific Ocean Area war theaters.
In a career spanning over 70 years, he has illustrated 250 books for young readers, authoring 88, designed U.S. postage stamps, executed paintings for the Norwalk Transit District Administration Building and created numerous easel works. His paintings, drawings and illustrations are in private and public collections nationwide.
His many honors include a Pulitzer painting award, Yale's Winchester Fellowship, the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion, the Catholic Library Association's Regina Medal, a National Jewish Book Award, the Christopher Medal for Illustration and the University of Minnesota's Kerlan Award. A co-founder of the Westport Arts Center, he received Westport’s Lifetime Achievement Award for the Visual Arts.
The meeting will begin at 10:45 a.m. with coffee and conversation, followed by the program at 11:30 a.m.
The Y’s Women, founded in 1992, serves active and involved working and retired women in Fairfield County, and has a membership of more than 400 members.
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