Fisher, Walter K. (Walter Kenrick), 1878-1953

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Biographical History

Walter K. Fisher (1878-1953) was born on February 1, 1878, in Ossining, New York. He was both a biologist and an artist. He attended Stanford University and studied zoology. When he worked for the U.S. Biological Survey he decided to specialize in echinoderms, which include starfishes and sea-urchins. He published "Starfishes of the Hawaiian Islands" in 1906. He was the curator of the California Academy of Sciences from 1916-1932. He became Resident Director of a laboratory in China Point and retired in 1943. After retirement, he continued his field work, but mostly took time for painting and drawing still life. He died on November 2, 1953.

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Library of Congress. NACO. Control Number: n 89125973

Related entities

  • United States. Bureau of Biological Survey: Fisher worked for the U.S. Biological Survey
  • California academy of sciences: He was the curator of the California Academy of Sciences from 1916-1932.

Birth Date

1878

Death Date

1953

Topic

  • Artists
  • Biologists

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Personal name

Occupation

  • Biologists
  • Artists