A Warm Summer Evening, The Mill Pond, Swanage
Albert Moulton Foweraker, RBA (1873 – 1942)
9” x 10¾” (22.9 cm x 27.3 cm)
This highly accomplished watercolourist was educated at Exeter Cathedral School and Christ’s College, Cambridge. He graduated in Applied Science and initially qualified as a milling engineer before choosing to become a professional artist in his mid-twenties. He exhibited regularly at the principal galleries, including The Royal Academy and The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, and was elected to The Royal Society of British Artists in 1902, the year in which he moved to Lelant, near St. Ives in Cornwall. Foweraker travelled extensively and produced many paintings from visits to Spain, France and North Africa alongside rural scenes in Devon and Cornwall. In the 1920s he moved to Dorset, settling in the attractive seaside town of Swanage, where he lived and continued to paint until his death in 1942.