Artist biography

Vivian FORBES 1891–1937

Decorative figure painter. Born 8 August 1891 in London. Studied at the Chelsea Polytechnic, worked under his friend Glyn Philpot and in Paris. Painted decorations for St Stephen's Hall, Westminster, 1928, and the Viceregal Residence, New Delhi, 1930. First one-man exhibition in Chicago 1921; exhibited at the International Society from 1919, the R.A. from 1920. Died in London 24 December 1937. Memorial exhibition at the Redfern Gallery 1938.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I