Fisher/Clack Family Art
Details of Chinese paintings
The "flower" painting was given to Professor Clack some time before
he and his family left Beijing in
1923. The painting is from the Imperial collection and bears the Dowager
Empress' personal and the Imperial seals. Professor Clack was the head of the
YMCA in Beijing for many years.
The second painting is of unknown origin.
Details of sculpture of Kwan-Yin
The statue called the "White Lady" by the Fisher family was given
to F.M. Fisher on his departure from Beijing
in 1938 by his friends in the anti-Japanese movement as a token of their
appreciation of his assistance in obtaining arms through the sale of Chinese
antiques in Shanghai.
"Mac" Fisher graduated in 1931 from Yen
and became a reporter for UP; in 1941 he became head of the US Office of War
Information in Chunking.