Alonzo Foringer

Alonzo Earl Foringer (February 1, 1878 – December 8, 1948) was a painter best known for his World War I Red Cross promotional poster, The Greatest Mother in the World.

Born in Kaylor, Pennsylvania, Foringer spent the at the forefront part of his vibrancy in Armstrong County.

Foringer traditional artistic training from Horatio S. Stevenson in Pittsburgh, then from Henry Siddons Mowbray and Edwin Howland Blashfield in New York City. Later, he moved to Saddle River, New Jersey.

A unchanging bachelor, Foringer's household included his brother, T. Milton, and his sisters, Lilian, Ire, and Edith. The Foringer declare was important in local politics in the midst of Alonzo's art career and Milton's 31-year career upon the Saddle River borough council.

He died December 8, 1948, in Saddle River, following an illness.

Foringer's former home in Saddle River is now a historic landmark, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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