Elizabeth Adela Forbes (1859-1912)

Elizabeth Adela Forbes (nee Armstrong) was a Canadian-born artist who became a central figure in the art circles of West Cornwall, as well as being a nationally known and respected painter. She was a Medallist in the Paris Universal Exhibition 1889, a Gold Medallist in Oil painting in the Chicago Exposition 1893 and the winner of a Merit Award in the Royal British Colonial Society of Artists Exhibition 1910. Together with her husband, Stanhope Alexander Forbes, she developed and sustained the FORBES School of Painting from its institution in 1899 until her untimely death in 1912.

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