Richard Foster (painter)

Richard Foster (born 6 June 1945) is a British painter, principally of portraits.

Foster has been a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters since 1976 and was its vice-president 1991 - 1993 and honorary treasurer 2003 - 2006. He has been a member of the Art Workers Guild since 1980.

He has been commissioned by:

  • HM The King of Norway
  • HRH The Duke of Edinburgh,
  • HRH The Prince of Wales,
  • HRH The Princess of Wales,
  • HRH The Duke of Kent,
  • The Lord Home of the Hirsel
  • Anthony Hopkins,
  • Mrs Carter Brown,
  • The Corsini Family,
  • The Visconti Family,
  • National Portrait Gallery (London)
  • The National Trust,
  • Eton College, and Harrow School,
  • Lincoln and Trinity College, Oxford,

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    Words convey the mental treasures of one period to the generations that follow; and laden with this, their precious freight, they sail safely across gulfs of time in which empires have suffered shipwreck and the languages of common life have sunk into oblivion.
    —Anonymous. Quoted in Richard Chevenix Trench, On the Study of Words, lecture 1 (1858)

    Beautiful dreamer, wake unto me,
    Starlight and dewdrops are waiting for thee;
    Sounds of the rude world heard in the day,
    Lull’d by the moonlight have all pass’d away.
    —Stephen Collins Foster (1826–1864)