Myles Birket (Birkett) Foster
(1825 - 1899)
Myles Birket (Birkett) Foster was active/lived in England, United Kingdom. Myles Foster is known for romanticized landscape, genre and figure painting.
Biography Myles Birket (Birkett) Foster
Myles Birket Foster (4 February 1825 - 27 March 1899) was a popular English illustrator, watercolour artist and engraver in the Victorian period. His name is also to be found as Myles Birkett Foster.
Foster was born in North Shields, England of a primarily Quaker family, but his family moved south to London in 1830, where his father founded M. B. Foster & sons - a successful beer-bottling company. He was schooled at Hitchin, Hertfordshire, and on leaving initially went into his father's business. However, noticing his talent for art, his father secured an apprenticeship with the notable wood engraver, Ebenezer Landells, where he worked on illustrations for Punch magazine and the Illustrated London News
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