This oil painting shows a scenic view of Haleakalā Crater as seen from the northwest crater rim. The cinder cones are depicted in the center.
Leo Fischer created works of art through the Works Progress Administration (WPA). He was a sculpture instructor for the New York school system and the Columbia Greene College in Athens, NY. He was also the developer of "graneer," a plastic casting material.
Leo Fischer studied at City College of New York and the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design. He also studied at the Art Students League in New York for three years with Robert Laurent and Boardman Robinson. He worked with Bel Geddes on Chicago World's Fair project and was an assistant to Alexander Archipenko. His exhibits include Salons of America in 1927 and 1931; Art Students League (purchase award); Delphine Gallery (Yaddo Foundation residence grant); World's Fair, New York in 1939 and NYC WPA Art at Parsons School Design in 1977.
Oil on wood. L 20, H 11 in.
Last updated: August 11, 2015