George Forster

Artist Biography

George Forster was a masterful still-life painter active in the latter half of the nineteenth century. Forster had a talent for rendering nuances of color and texture, elevating simple fruits and flowers to a level of sterling elegance. His paintings are a literal feast for the eyes, introducing a realm of pure visual delight. Born in Germany, Forster moved to New York in 1865 and began exhibiting at the National Academy of Design, the Brooklyn Art Association, the Boston Athenaeum, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. His work is now featured in the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Columbus Museum of Art, and the Birmingham Museum of Art, among other prominent collections.

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