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Henry E. Foster (1921-2010) - Mid 20th Century Pastel, Impressionist Beach Study



A charming impressionist pastel study with pastel by the artist Henry E. Foster, depicting a beach study with waves crashing on the sea shore. Signed. On wove.


The condition is typical for a picture of this age, including some very minor surface smudges and discolouration.


19.7 x 35cm (7.8" x 13.8")
Sheet: 22 x 36.6cm (8.7" x 14.4")

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 pu062
Artist Henry E. Foster (1921-2010)
Date Mid 20th Century
Dimensions 19.7 x 35cm
Framed No
Medium Pastel
Style Impressionism
Subject Seascape & Coastal
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