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Sir Douglas Andrew Kilgour Black (1913–2002)
© Royal College of Physicians, London. Photo credit: Royal College of Physicians, London

Sir Douglas Andrew Kilgour Black (1913–2002) 1983

Richard Foster (b.1945)

Royal College of Physicians, London

Painter and printmaker of landscapes and portraits, who favoured what he called “runny” paint, his work reminiscent of the grand manner, fluidity and light of John Singer Sargent. The artist John Ward was a hero and mentor. Foster was born in London, where later mainly lived and worked, but was brought up in Norfolk. He was educated at Harrow School and Trinity College, Oxford, where he read history, studying art at Studio Simi in Florence, Italy, 1963–6, and at the City and Guilds of London Art School, 1967–70, where “etching was the thing that interested me most and I did almost no painting.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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