The following information was submitted by the artist's great-granddaughter Laurie Foulke-Green:
A painter of famous clipper ships, he had a life-long fascination with the sea.
Born at Oyster Bay, Long Island on February 28, 1880, he was one of three sons of Theodore and Ida Foulke. The family's estate on Long Island was adjacend to that of Teddy Roosevelt. Foulke was directly descended from the Fish and Beekman families of New York and Admiral Brion of Venezuela who became famous during the country's fight for independence from Spain. Through his mother's side, he was descended from the Bartows and Blackwells; the Blackwells owned and sold Blackwell's Island, now Welfare Island, to the city of New York.
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