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 Arthur Turner Foster  (1867 - 1947)

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Lived/Active: California      Known for: landscape, coastal view

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Arthur Turner Foster
from Auction House Records.
STILL LIFE WITH PIPE, BOOK AND GLASSES
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Biography from Crocker Art Museum Store:
Painter. Born in Brooklyn, NY on Oct. 21, 1867. Foster opted for an acting career rather than following his father's advice to settle into a dull job in commerce. While working in stock and melodrama in NYC, he began painting watercolors without the benefit of instruction. During WWI he served in the Canadian Army. He then settled in Los Angeles where he became active in the local art scene. He was one of the original members of the Potboilers Art Center (1922). After 1926 he was more active as an actor than an artist. His final years were spent on the Monterey Peninsula where he had a home in Pacific Grove at 108 14th Street until his suicide by gun shot on July 4, 1947. Member: Artland Club (LA). Exh: LACMA, 1923 (solo); Calif. WC Society, 1923-28; Dalzell Hatfield Gallery (LA), 1925; Painters & Sculptors of LA, 1926. SCA; AAA 1925-33; LA Times, 4-4-1926; DR.
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