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Henry E. Foster (1921-2010) - Mid 20th Century Oil, Village Street Scene



With graphite detail. Well presented in a dark wood frame with gilt effect detail. Unsigned. On canvas board.


The condition is typical for a picture of this age. With some minor discolouration and surface dirt. Marks and abrasions to the substrate, most noticeably to the upper left corner. Scuffs to the frame.


59 x 88cm (23.2" x 34.6")
Framed Size: 67 x 96cm (26.4" x 37.8")

Collection Information

From a fine collection of varied and diverse works by the artist Henry E. Foster (1921-2010). He worked in a variety of mediums, including oil, watercolour, collage and pastel. His style ranges from traditional studies to modern compositions.

Provenance: Purchased directly from Foster's niece who inherited them directly from the artist.

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Artist Biography

Henry E. Foster (1921-2010) was born in West Kirby near Liverpool on 16th June 1921. His parents were both musical, and Henry began to paint at the age of eight. Outstanding in both art and mathematics, he studied engineering drawing at Royal Enfield, and went on to attend the Central Technical College, Birmingham in 1942, where he excelled.

Gaining a local reputation as an artist, he often appeared with his paintings in the Works Magazine. He rarely parted with his own works, often reworking them, except in cases of commisions. Holding strong views on many painters, he didn't like the Pre-Raphaelites. A real animal lover, his work includes country scenes, churches, and depictions of the area around Hopwood, Worcestershire.

Working in a variety of media, sketching in charcoal, he often used a combined approach, painting many pictures several times. At the age of 55, he took early retirement to devote his life to painting.

More Information
Code kq865
Artist Henry E. Foster (1921-2010)
Date Mid 20th Century
Dimensions 59 x 88cm
Framed Yes
Medium Oil
Style Naive
Subject Architecture & Cityscapes
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