Anton Otto Fischer (1882 - 1962) "The Final Trick" Treasure Island Illustration. Oil on canvas. Signed lower right. Inscribed verso. Sight size: 22 x 36 inches. Fischer went to Paris in October 1906, where he studied for two years with Jean Paul Laurens at the Academie Julian, spending summers painting landscapes in Normandy. In 1942, during World War II, he became an official Coast Guard artist, sailing, in the winter of 1943, with the United States Coast Guard cutter Campbell. He painted works based on this experience which were exhibited in November 1943 at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., and are now in the Coast Guard Academy collection in New London, Connecticut. Other paintings are in the collections of the Mystic Seaport Museum, Connecticut, and Kendall Whaling Museum, Sharon, Massachusetts.