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HENRY JOSIAH DE FOREST
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Throughout the West are artists better known probably to their own kind than to the general public, but who by word and by example have contributed to the building up of what is now a considerable body in the three Western Provinces. Of these the name of Henry J. Deforest comes first to mind. A landscape painter and ardently Victorian, he was inclined at first to rather literal interpretation, but in later years has affected a more vigorous and broader style of brushwork. Born in Rothesay, N.B. in 1860, he studied at the South Kensington School of Art, London; the Julién Academy, Paris and also in Edinburgh. Following a sketching trip to various parts of the world, he went to Vancouver, in 1898, later removing to Banff, where he made many paintings of the mountains. He died in Calgary in 1924.

Canadian Art: Its Origin and Development, William Colgate. Toronto : McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1967, p. 184.

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