R John Foster
(1908 - 1989)
R. John Foster was active/lived in Pennsylvania. R Foster is known for modernist urban landscapes, abstract cubist painting.
Biography R. John Foster
R. John Foster lived all of his life in Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He studied at the Philadelphia Museum School of Art under Thornton Oakley and at the Cape Cod School of Art. After serving in World War II as a detachment artist in Iran and Egypt, he returned to join the faculty at the Philadelphia Museum School of Art. He served there as director of the Freshman Program (1957-65) and as Professor of drawing and painting.
While still a student, he was possibly one of the youngest exhibitors at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (1928) and was invited back in subsequent years, winning the Dana Medal in 1952. His first one-man show was in 1934 at the Independents Gallery in New Hope. He frequent
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