Born in Chicago, IL on Sept. 19, 1902, Paul Forster settled in San Francisco with his family as a small child. He began his art study when quite young as a protege of Harry Stuart Fonda.
After studying at the California School of Fine Art, he later taught graphic arts there and the California College of Arts and Crafts as well as at Stanford University.
By the 1920s he was active in the local art scene and during WWII, he created news propaganda in the Orient. While there, he developed a lasting interest in Oriental art.
He died in San Francisco on July 1, 1991.
San Francisco Art Association
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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