William Gilbert Foster (British, 1906)


Senior member of the Staithes Group of artists, he had a studio at Runswick for many years.He painted landscapes and rural genre in oil and watercolours. Born in Manchester. A self-taught artist, apart from some instruction from his father, a portrait painter. Scenes of the Yorkshire coast were his favourite subject. Exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy (forty times) and at the Royal society of British.