(1891 - 1937)
Vivian Forbes was active/lived in England. Vivian Forbes is known for painting and poetry.
Portrait of Vivian Forbes by Glyn Philpot
Biography Vivian Forbes
Vivian Forbes (1891-1937) was an English soldier, painter and poet in the early 20th century, known for his relationship with painter Glyn Philpot.
Forbes was enlisted in the Royal Fusiliers and met Glyn Philpot at a training in Aldershot in 1915. He was involved in business in Egypt after the war, and before beginning a more serious relationship with Philpot.
Like Philpot, Forbes' work was affected by concern over the rise of fascism in Europe, and he was influenced by the 19th century Aestheticism movement, and painters such as Charles Ricketts and Charles Haslewood Shannon.
Forbes also composed poetry, all of it dedicated to Philpot and their relationship. Forbes, Philpot, Ricketts and Shannon all had studios at some
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