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Neil Forster (1939-2016) - 20th Century Pastel, Lioness with Cubs



This delightful pastel study depicts a mother lioness and her playful cubs resting in long grass. The artist has captured the animals in fine detail, using the soft pastel colours to delicately convey these beautiful cats. Signed to the lower right. Well presented in a a 20th century part-gilt frame with green details and a double card mount. On paper.


The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration.


36 x 51cm (14.2" x 20.1")
Framed Size: 66.5 x 82cm (26.2" x 32.3")

Artist Biography

Neil Forster (1939-2016) was an animal paint, muralist and portrait artist born in Calcutta (now Kolkata), India the son of an English tea planter. By 1945 Forster's family had moved back to England, settling in Sussex. After education at Bradfield College in Sussex, he won a scholarship to the Byam Shaw School of Art but his art education was curtailed by a serious road accident. He took up painting full-time in the mid-1960's earning extra money by tending bar and travelling and working at odd jobs across France, Spain and Ireland. He was commissioned to paint hawks, horses and camels of members of the Kuwaiti royal family and gave lessons to HRH Prince Charles and latterly to Camilla Parker Bowles. Forster shunned the exhibiting limelight and only showed occasionally with Petley Fine Art in London. His exhibitions included a solo show at Chris Beetles Gallery in 1990.

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Code re285
Artist Neil Forster (1939-2016)
Date 20th Century
Dimensions 36 x 51cm
Medium Pastel
Style Realism
Subject Animals
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