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Henry E. Foster (1921-2010) - 20th Century Oil, Still Life, Orange Blooms & Vase

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A bright still life study by the artist Henry E. Foster (1921-2010). The contrasting colours brilliantly bring this painting to life, with expressive brushwork and bold composition. Handsomely presented in an ornate swept gilt effect frame. Unsigned. On canvas on stretchers.


The condition is good with some very minor surface marks to the frame. Inspection under UV light reveals no sign of restoration.


60 x 50cm (23.6" x 19.7")
Framed Size: 76 x 68cm (29.9" x 26.8")

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 kq887
Artist Henry E. Foster (1921-2010)
Date 20th Century
Dimensions 60 x 50cm
Framed Yes
Medium Oil
Style Impressionism
Subject Still Life
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