Elizabeth Forbes (1859-1912) was a Canadian painter who was primarily active in the UK. She studied at the South Kensington Art Schools in London, and also spent time at the artists colony at Pont-Aven in Britanny where she explored plein air painting. On her return to London she learned drypoint etching from Walter Sickert and James Whistler, and became a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers. She worked in oil, watercolour and pastels and made etchings of children, landscapes and fishing scenes. Her works were exhibited in London at the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours and the Royal Academy.
In 1885 she and her mother moved to Newlyn, and then to St.Ives in Cornwall, where she met her future husband Stanhope Forbes, who was a founding member of the influential Newlyn school of painters. She and her husband opened the Newlyn School of Painting in 1899, and in 1900 she was elected an associate of the Royal Watercolour Society.
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