Clement-Jones family 12/22 - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family 12/22 - Person Sheet
NameWilliam Edward ARNOLD-FOSTER, 7169
FatherRt Hon Hugh Oakeley ARNOLD-FOSTER , 5975 (1855-1909)
MotherMary Lucy STORY-MASKELYNE , 7168 (1861-1941)
ChildrenMark , 7170 (1920-1981)
Notes for William Edward ARNOLD-FOSTER
Artist, painter, publicist, gardener and politician.

Studied at the Slade (1905-08).  In 1909 he was signed in as a guest at the St Ives Arts Club by John DOUGLAS, but did not settle down to live in Cornwall until after WWI, when he arrived with his wife Katherine (aka 'Ka', nee Cox, a friend of Virginia Woolf, the novelist.)
At first they rented, then purchased, 'Eagle's Nest' at Zennor, the former home of the ANDREWS-WESTLAKE family. Here he built his own studio and constructed a wondrous garden in what was surely 'the windiest' space in Britain, open as it was to the sea beyond. He did not practice art full time, working for the League of Nations and other international causes. A chalk portrait of William Bateson, the Biologist was drawn by Will Forster in 1923, and is in the National Portrait Gallery.
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