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Ben Foster

 (1852 - 1926)
Ben (Benjamin) Foster was active/lived in Connecticut, New York, Maine.  Ben Foster is known for New England rural landscape painting, writing.

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Ben Foster


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.*

Foster was 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.



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About  Ben Foster

Born:  1852 - North Anson, Maine
Died:   1926 - New York City
Known for:  New England rural landscape painting, writing