John Roy Foster
John Roy Foster was active/lived in Massachusetts. John Foster is known for richly carved frames-Foster Brothers.
Biography John Roy Foster
Partner with his brother, Stephen Bartlett Foster, of an important frame making
firm founded in 1875 in Boston, Massachusetts. The firm designed and
crafted frames for such Boston artists as Wm. Paxton and Edmund Tarbell.
Among their principal designers was C. Fellow Richter.
richly carved and gilded gold leaf frames were distinguished by their
combining of 17th circa Dutch features such as rippled mouldings and
crossetted corner treatments with American floral motifs.
Peter Hastings Falk, Editor, Who Was Who in American Art