Fairfield Porter Fairfield Porter was one of the few realist painters working in the 1960’s and 70’s. The domesticity of French Post-Impressionist artists Eduoard Vuillard’s and Pierre Bonnard’s art provided inspiration for Porter. A Harvard educated WASP, Porter’s still life paintings and portraits of his family, circle of friends and homes on Long Island and on the coast of Maine are iconic. In the 1970’s there was a renaissance in print making that swept the American art scene and Fairfield Porter was an active participant. He produced numerous prints throughout his career. It is interesting to note the influence of both Vuillard and Bonnard who often worked in the print medium. The two French Post-Impressionist artists were influenced by the Japanese prints that began appearing in Europe after the opening of Japan in 1853.