(1857 - 1947)
Stanhope Alexander Forbes was active/lived in United Kingdom, England, France, Ireland. Stanhope Forbes is known for figurative and rural plein air landscape painting.
Biography Stanhope Forbes
Stanhope Alexander Forbes RA (1857-1947)
The figurative and rural landscape artist Stanhope Forbes, later an important member of the influential Newlyn school of landscape painting, was born in Dublin to an English father and French mother. An uncle, the art-collector James Staats Forbes, had a well known collection of contemporary paintings. Stanhope studied fine art painting at Dulwich College, the Lambeth School of Art, then briefly at the Royal Academy Schools.
In London he made friends with Henry La Thangue with whom he painted later in Brittany. After London, Forbes studied figurative drawing and painting in Paris under Leon Bonnat at his art studio in Clichy.
In 1881, he went to St. Malo in Brittany
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