(1852 - 1926)
Ben (Benjamin) Foster was active/lived in Connecticut, New York, Maine. Ben Foster is known for New England rural landscape painting, writing.
Benjamin Foster's painting specialty was bucolic scenes of the New
England countryside. His style was predominantly Tonalist*
with subdued colors and limited tones---almost exclusively autumn
colors, muted browns, grays and rusts. In Tonalist
tradition, he completed most of his paintings, both oil and watercolor,
in his studio and not on location, en plein air.*
born in North Anson, Maine, where he spent his childhood, along with
his artist brother, Charles Foster. For financial reasons, he did
not begin an art career until he was almost age thirty. In
1870, he settled in New York City, and took a mercantile job to support
art training. He attended the Art Students League* in New York
City, and studied pr ... Displaying 750 of 6036 characters.