Zoe Worthington Fiske (1864-1942)
- Zoe Worthington Fiske (1864-1942)
- Sunset Study 1
- Oil on canvas
- 9 1/2 x 13 inches
- Signed verso
Zoe Worthington Fiske was born in Philadelphia on April 4th, 1864 to Elizabeth Worthington Hand and the Rev. Dr. Asa Severance Fiske. A Presbyterian pastor, Rev. Fiske served as a chaplain in the U.S. Army requiring the family to move frequently. During his tenure the family lived in New York, New England, Washington D.C. and San Francisco. Her mother was a respected writer of poetry and prose and contributed to magazines and periodicals. Her sister, Christabel Forsythe Fiske was Professor Emeritus of English at Vassar College.
Fiske graduated from Syracuse University in 1891 with a Bachelor of Painting degree. She was a student and member of the Art Students League of New York for two years before traveling to Paris to study at the Academie Montparnasse in 1895.