John B. Foster (artist)

John B. Foster (1865–1930) was a New England artist, born in Gloucester, Massachusetts, on December 25, 1865. He was the son of John Benjamin Foster, a boat captain who emigrated from England, and Sarah E. Merchant, daughter of a Cape Ann fishing family.

Foster worked primarily in water colors depicting seascape and port scenes from the Gloucester area. He moreover had a sign painting business and used to paint scenes upon the glass of steeple clocks and extra types of clocks for Boston Jewelers. Occasionally a act out in oil becomes handy at auction but his principal medium was watercolor.

Examples of Foster's con can be seen in the Blackwood/March auction site and the Rockport Art Association website.

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