Leonard Everett Fisher: The Classic Baseball Allstars [New York, NY]


October 4, 2012 - November 1, 2012



Cavalier Galleries, LLC

15 E. 71st Street, Suite 2a, New York, NY 10021

Open Thursday – Saturday 10am-6pm, and by Appointment




 In the fall of 2012, Cavalier Galleries, Inc. will introduce our newest exhibition space on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.  The space is conveniently located in a historic East 71st Street townhouse just off of Madison Avenue. 

To mark the opening of this new space the gallery will present a special exhibition featuring the work of native New York artist Leonard Everett Fisher.  The inaugural exhibit “The Classic Baseball Allstars” will showcase a series of eleven paintings created over a period of four years which together form a symbolic baseball team. Using letters from the Greek alphabet, Fisher denotes each position and their representative rolls in the game.  Having illustrated, and often authored, over 200 children’s books, Fisher’s distinctive style shines through as the story of a baseball game is played out through this series of paintings. 

Leonard Everett Fisher was born in 1924 in New York City.  Fisher’s artistic studies included training at New York’s Heckscher Foundation with Moses and Raphael Soyer, as well as with Reginald Marsh at the Art Students League of New York, and Serge Chermayeff at Brooklyn College. After serving in the army, Fisher went on to receive his BFA and MFA from Yale University, and in 1950 was honored with a Pulitzer Award for painting. 

Leonard Everett Fisher’s paintings, drawings and illustrations can be found in the collections of the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Postal History, the New York Public Library, the New Britain Museum of American Art, the Butler Institute of American Art, and the Society of Illustrators Museum of American Illustration. 

Cavalier Galleries history of serving the art world dates back to the early sixties with Mr. Ronald Cavalier, Sr. pioneering new technology in the art foundry industry, casting and restoring sculptures for collectors, corporations, artists and museums such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Hirshhorn Museum, and MOMA.  In 1986 Cavalier Galleries, Inc. first opened its gallery and sculpture garden in Stamford, CT.  In 1994 Cavalier Galleries moved its main gallery to the present location on Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich, CT, later expanding to our second location in Nantucket, MA.  Cavalier Galleries offers fine painting, sculpture, and photography by emerging and established artists working in a variety of styles. Each of our gallery spaces presents frequently rotating exhibitions exploring historical and contemporary themes, or surveying the work of individual artists. Cavalier Galleries also maintains outdoor exhibitions of large-scale sculpture in both Greenwich, CT and Nantucket, MA.

 The Manhattan exhibition space will be open Thursday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m and by appointment. Special exhibitions will be presented each month along with private presentations by appointment.   

15 E. 71st Street, Suite 2a, New York, NY 10021 (Enter through Lois Wagner Fine Arts)