Forrester, Patricia Tobacco (American, 1940-2011). JUDITH'S GARDEN. Etching, not dated. Edition of 50, titled, numbered 49/50, and signed in pencil. 8 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches. In excellent condition. Born in Northampton, MA., Forrester received a B.A from Smith College in 1962, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. At Smith she was one of several of the many students of Leonard Baskin who went on to have distinguished careers as artists. She earned a B.F.A. at Yale in 1963, and went on to receive an M.F.A. in 1965. At Yale she studied with Chuck Close and Janet Fish. She was a Guggenheim Fellow in 1967. In 1992 she was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate member, and became a full Academician in 1994. She won a 2005 and 2009 Artist Grant from the DC Commission on Arts and Humanities. Her works are in the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago and the British Museum. She lived from the sixties to 1981 in San Francisco, and moved to Washington, D.C., in 1982. (From an article in Wikipedia). Forrester is best known for her very large scale watercolors of the natural world which show the influence of Janet Fish. The same detail which went into the paintings is evident in the etching, "Judith's Garden." An obituary from the Washington Post, in which critical praise from Hilton Kramer and others is quoted can be found at http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/patricia-tobacco-forrester-70-art ist/2011/03/23/ABDhnLLB_story.html
Inventory # 12057

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