Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Elizabeth Stanhope Forbes, Self-Portrait, Circa 1900Elizabeth Adela Forbes (née Armstrong) was a Canadian artist born on 29 December 1859 in Kingston, Ontario. Initially, she received a private education at home, but later travelled to England with her mother to further her formal education at the South Kensington Art School. She continued her education by travelling to and studying at New York, Brittany, and the Netherlands. in the autumn of 1885, she established a studio in Newlyn, Cornwall. Armstrong met her husband, the artist Stanhope Forbes, whilst living in St. Ives and they married in 1889. She worked in oil, watercolour, pastels, and also made etchings that are believed to have been particularly influenced by her friend, the artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Two of her works “Marie” (which may be after the watercolour entitled Louise, Breton Girl from the 1880s) and Jonquil were reproduced as halftone engravings in the Volume VII of The Yellow Book in 1895. She also had another painting Batje a Dutch Girl reproduced as A Dutch Woman, a halftone engraving, in the Volume X of The Yellow Book in 1896. She was also friends with the artist and fellow The Yellow Book contributor Walter Sickert. Elizabeth Forbes died at the age of 52, on March 16, 1912 in Newlyn, England. Her works could be found in major art collections in Canada, England and the United States.




Latitude: 44.231171700000
Longitude: -76.485954400000