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Anthony Forster



Most of the source material, sketches and photos, for these vintage tractor paintings, is taken from my collection of photographs taken while visiting vintage tractor ploughing matches, in various parts of England. The annual vintage tractor event calendar is avidly followed by enthusiasts, this artist being no exception. Vintage Tractors are an expression of our rural heritage, man and machine working together in harmony with the seasons. Through my vintage tractor paintings I try to convey the sounds, smells and raw emotion of half a century ago. Vintage tractor enthusiasts, worldwide, are collectors of this new and very popular art form. No longer just a poster to stick on the workshop wall, but a work of art to hang in pride of place, representing the vintage tractor enthusiast's favourite passion. If you have yet to start your collection, you should consider a Forster vintage tractor print - make out your birthday wish list and put one at the top.

Happy birthday - best wishes from Tony Forster.
Still in North Staffordshire UK.
May 2012

Will be living in California
by early 2013

PS. Enquire about your own commission, most of the originals you'll see in the picture gallery are hanging on the walls of real enthusiasts

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Here you will find;  A selective look at the work of an artist, whose attraction to the agricultural machinery of yesteryear is so graphically apparent in the pictures exhibited here, one could be excused for thinking that he must work with the machines he so obviously loves to paint. The style, application and attention to detail that can be found in all of these images, make it easy to understand why this artist's Vintage Tractor paintings are so eagerly collected throughout the UK and abroad.
An extensive variety of Forster's original work, including, typically, Land Rovers; Vintage Tractors; heavy horses; collie dogs; retrievers and traditional rural scenes can be seen by appointment at the galleries of Hood and Broomfield Fine Art, the Staffordshire art dealers and publishers. 29 Albert street
, Newcastle-under-Lyme.

The artist's agents, John Hood and Gordon Broomfield, can be contacted at;
Albert House,
29 Albert Street,   Newcastle-under-Lyme,   Staffordshire. ST5 1JP.
Tel: 01782 626859

Anthony Forster Biography

Widely acclaimed British artist Anthony Forster was born in 1941,
in the North Staffordshire Potteries between the moorlands and the smoke laden skies of the bustling six towns that form the Potteries.
In the 1950's attending the Staffordshire Junior Art school "Portland House" and from there on to Burslem College of Art in Queen street.

From 1960 until 1967, he worked as a premiere ceramic artist in the prestigious Flambe department at Royal Doulton, Burslem, experiencing the giant pottery industry firsthand. An active member of the Royal Doulton Art Society, for several years, Forster exhibited in the Society's annual exhibition - often as a prizewinner.

From 1967 to 1977 he was a draughtsman honing his artistic skills with the accurate drawing required in the drawing offices of industrial giant GEC as a layout draughtsman and technical illustrator.

In September 1984, his first major one-man exhibition was staged, It was opened by Sir Richard Bailey CBE, then chairman of Royal Doulton, at the gallery of Hood and Broomfield in Newcastle under Lyme.

One of England's foremost narrative artists, he has never lost his love for the county of his birth, he still lives and works in his Staffordshire studio in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Forster's impressive body of work includes the scenes of the Staffordshire towns, the Potteries, also the moorlands and the beautiful, ever-changing countryside that links them. From windswept moors to rolling pastures, his paintings delightfully convey Staffordshire's infinite charm and surprise, evoking the simplicity of rural life and the bustle of the Potteries towns.

Since 1984 working closely with his agents/publishers Hood and Broomfield, Forster has produced hundreds of paintings. Many of these images being published as Limited Edition Prints have reached thousands of satisfied collectors of his work all over the world.

Between 1989 and 1994 Royal Doulton commissioned twelve paintings, comprising three series, each containing four works. The first four plates were produced in 1989 under the series title "Village Life". These were so well received by collectors, that in response to popular demand a further four plates were introduced in 1993.
The theme was developed and the following year saw the introduction of another set of four, equally delightful, plates with the new series title of "Farmyard Companions", adding to an ever increasing range of collectable representations of Forster's work on china.
These last four were also published by Hood and Broomfield, introducing their "Signet" series of fine art prints.

The book by Michael Doulton ... "Discovering Royal Doulton" shows the 2nd. set of four plates, and comments on the long-standing association that Forster has had with the firm, having at one time been an artist in the prestigious and world famous "Flambe" department at the Nile Street works in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent.


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