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HENRY JOSIAH DE FOREST
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DE FORREST, HENRY J. (1860 Rothesay, N.B. - 1924 Banff, Alta.)
Painter. Studied at South Kensington School of Art in London, Académie Julian in Paris, and in Edinburgh with J. D. Moultray. Sketched in England, France, Italy, Egypt, Palestine, Germany, and Switzerland 1880-3. Emigrated to Auckland, N.Z. and then to Tasmania. Rtd. to Saint John, N.B. c. 1893, but to Vancouver following year and to Banff 1921.
Exclusively oil landscape painter. Early paintings very detailed, but technique broadened during later life. Painted landscapes in New Zealand. Western Canadian paintings are chiefly mountain landscapes.
Elected BCSA 1898. Founder-member and sec. of Art, Historical and Scientific Assn., Vancouver 1921-4.
Exbn.: Chicago; CNE 1906; RCA 1893-1903
Coll.: Art Gallery of Auckland, N.Z.; VanAG; VanCA; VanCM.
Colgate 1943; NGC files; Robson 1932; VanD 1894, 1899-1900

Early Painters and Engravers in Canada, J. Russell Harper. 1976 : University of Toronto Press, Birkinhead, England. p. 86.

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