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John Wycliffe Lowes Forster 1850-1938

John Wycliffe Lowes Forster 1850-1938

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2004

John Wycliffe Lowes Forster 1850-1938

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted December, 2010

John Wycliffe Lowes Forster 1850-1938

Photo Source - Wikipedia

Plaque Location

The Region of Peel
The City of Brampton
Just inside the entrance to Brampton Cemetery
off Church Street East, east of Centre Street North
[Note: as of July 2018 this plaque is missing]

Coordinates: N 43 41.617 W 79 45.375


Plaque Text

Born in Norval, this internationally renowned artist attended Brampton Grammar School before apprenticing to Toronto painter John W. Bridgman, with whom he later formed a partnership. After studying in Paris, France from 1879 to 1883, he returned to Toronto, becoming a member of the Ontario Society of Artists and of the Royal Canadian Academy. Throughout his career, J.W.L. Forster painted over 500 portraits and historical tableaux of leading citizens and political, religious, business and historical figures from Canada and elsewhere. Upon his death, Forster bequeathed his collection and funds to establish his lifelong dream, a portrait gallery of historic and eminent Canadians. He is buried here in Brampton Cemetery.



Brampton Plaques

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> Posted January 7, 2012
Thank you for the information on this Ontario painter. We would be interested in details about his autobiography and other sites to check his history on.

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