Richard Anthony (Tony) FOSTER

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1946-04-02
Education King Edward VI GS Chelmsford, St Peter's Coll Birmingham, Cardiff Coll of Art
Publications N/A
Recreations snooker, walking, travel, scuba diving
Clubs N/A
Style Tony Foster
Career artist; art teacher Leicester, Cayman Is and Cornwall 1968-75, visual arts co-ord S Hill Park Arts Centre Bracknell 1976-78, visual arts offr South West Arts 1978-84, professional artist 1984-; co-fndr with Jonathan Harvey and James Lingwood of TSWA; winner Yosemite Renaissance Prize 1988, RGS Cherry Kearton Meml Medal 2002; FRGS 1993; >ir< incl: Royal Watercolour Soc London 1985, Yale Center for British Art New Haven Conn 1985, Francesca Anderson Gallery Boston Mass 1985 and 1988, City of Edinburgh Art Centre 1987, Ecology Centre London 1987, Calif Acad of Sciences San Francisco 1987, Smithsonian Inst Washington DC 1989, Newlyn Orion Penzance 1990, Montgomery Gallery San Francisco 1990, 1993 and 1995, Royal Albert Museum Exeter 1993 and 1998, Harewood House Yorks 1993 and 1998, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew 1995, Sun Valley Center for the Arts & Humanities, Meyerson & Nowinski Seattle 1997 and 1999, RGS London 1998, Montgomery Gallery San Francisco 1999, 2001 and 2003, Eyre Moore Gallery Seatle 1999, World Views (retrospective), Frye Art Museum Seattle 2000 and 2003, Graham Gallery New York 2000 and 2003, Nat Museum of Natural History Wyoming 2004, John Mitchell & Sons 2005, Royal Cornwall Museum 2008, Royal Watercolour Soc 2008, Gerald Peters Gallery 2008, Phoenix Art Museum 2009; >ir< Denver Art Museum, Phoenix Art Museum, Sierra Nevada Museam of Art, Autry Center for Western Art LA, Stanford Univ Calif, Mesa Verde Nat Park; >ir< incl: Travels Without a Donkey in the Cevennes (with James Ravilious) 1982, Thoreau's Country (walks and canoe journeys in New England) 1985, John Muir's High Sierra 1986-87, Exploring the Grand Canyon 1988-89, Rainforest Diaries (Costa Rica) 1991-93, Arid Lands (walks across deserts) 1993-95, Ice and Fire (series of paintings about volcanoes) 1996-98, WaterMarks (paintings of river journeys) 1998-2003, After Lewis and Clark - Explorer Artists and the American West (Sun Valley Center for the Arts, 2000) and Boise Art Museum (2001); Paint the Fire (BBC Radio 4 documentary) 1999, Escuela y Clinica Tony Foster (constructed and opened in El Chorro Honduras, 2001); Searching for a Bigger Subject 2005-07 (first artist to have painted all three faces of Everest and highest large-scale watercolour painted on site (3ft x 6ft at 17,400 ft), Sacred Places (Gerald Peter Gallery Santa Fe and NY) 2011-12, Museum of Northern Arizona 2013 (entire exhibition purchased for donation to a fndn); TV documentaries: The Man Who Painted Everest (Sky Artsworld) 2006 and (PBS) 2009, Artistes d'en Haut (Painting Mont Blanc, 60 min documentary for French TV)
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