WILLIAM FREDERICK FOSTER, A.N.A. (1882-1953) Eight works from a private California collection Exhibition: April 11th - May 15th, 2013
Foster was an accomplished illustrator, painter and teacher who exhibited widely during his lifetime in both New York and Los Angeles. Fosters' fascination with the female figure both as muse and mistress was a theme which would endure throughout his career. These paintings establish Foster as a significant contributor to the American figural tradition in California during the 1930's and 40's. Foster was a student of Frank Duveneck, William Merritt Chase and Robert Henri. He won the National Academy of Design's Clark Prize in 1926 for the best figure composition painted in the United States by a non-academician. He was voted an Associate Member the following year.