Henry E. Foster (1921-2010) - 1965 Oil, Weighs Lane, Redditch
DescriptionA charming semi abstract pastoral landscape view with sheep to the foreground, by the artist Henry E. Foster. The inscription on the back reads 'Weighs Lane leading to Lowan's Hill Farm Redditch'. Inscribed on the reverse.On board.
There is slight undulation to the board. Overall yellowing to the varnish present, typical for a picture of this age. There is an abrasion mark to the top right corner. Inspection under UV light reveals no restoration.
22.6 x 49.4cm (8.9" x 19.4")Sheet: 24.9 x 51.7cm (9.8" x 20.4")
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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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.
|Artist||Henry E. Foster (1921-2010)|
|Dimensions||22.6 x 49.4cm|
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