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Henry E. Foster (1921-2010) - Signed & Framed 1956 Pastel, Rose Bower



A vibrant pastel with biro details by the artist Henry E. Foster, depicting a floral still life composition of a rose bush. Signed and dated in the lower right hand corner. Well-presented in a double card mount and simple wood frame with gilt effect detailing, as shown. With inscribed artist label on reverse. Signed and dated and inscribed. On wove.


Overall in fine condition. There is some very minor discolouration on the picture and the mount. The frame contains some very minor scuffed edges.


25.8 x 37.3cm (10.2" x 14.7")
Framed Size: 44.7 x 56.5cm (17.6" x 22.2")

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.


Caton, Lancaster, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, LA2

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Code kr392
Artist Henry E. Foster (1921-2010)
Date 1956
Dimensions 25.8 x 37.3cm
Medium Pastel
Style Impressionism
Subject Floral & Botanical
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