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Stanhope Alexander Forbes (1857-1947)

Stanhope Alexander Forbes R.A., (18 November 1857, – 2 March 1947), was an artist and a founding member of the influential Newlyn school of painters. He was often called 'the father of the Newlyn School'.Forbes was born in Dublin, the son of Juliette de Guise Forbes, a French woman, and William Forbes, an English railway manager, who was later transferred to London. He was married in the summer of 1889 to fellow painter Elizabeth Armstrong at Newlyn's St Peters Church. Elizabeth died in 1912.In 1915, Forbes remarried friend and previous student Maudie Palmer, who had been "assistant, helper and friend to the whole Forbes family." Schooled at Dulwich College, he studied art under John Sparkes who later taught at South Kensington School of Art. His father then worked for the Luxembourg Railway and after a period of poor health Forbes was removed from Dulwich College and studied under private teachers in Brussels. This also aff


Shell Workers, 1918
Stanhope Alexander Forbes
Shell Workers, 1918  For sale