Born in Gouverneur, NY on March 11, 1887. Foster moved to southern California in 1893. While living in Riverside, he worked in Los Angeles. He was most active in the local art scene during the 1920s and early 1930s. He studied painting with Karl Yens and Nell Walker Warner. He died of a heat stroke in Riverside, CA on July 27, 1933 at age 46. Exh: NAD, 1925; Calif. WC Society, 1930; So. Calif. Fair (Riverside), 1930; Laguna Beach AA; San Diego FA Guild; Riverside AA.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"American Art Annual
1933; Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs
(Bénézit, E); Death record; Who's Who in American Art
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