Estate sale scheduled for the upcoming weekend, May 18th and the 19th in Essex, Connecticut. Details to be posted later this week.
Foster Caddell (1921 - 2013) of Voluntown, CT was known for his many portraits and landscapes and as a skilled illustrator. He was also an educator and author of instructional art books.
During WWII, he was assigned as an artist and spent 18 months of his three-year service, within the United States Army Air Corps, sketching and painting throughout the Pacific. After the war, Foster returned to work as a lithographer, but ultimately he turned to freelance illustration and painting, preferring to work for himself.
He attended Rhode Island School of Design from 1940-1943 and furthered his education with private instruction from Robert Brackman, Guy Wiggins, and Peter Heleck.
In 1974 the editor of American Artist suggested that he write an art instruction book. He embarked on writing Keys to Successful Landscape Painting. This book was followed by Keys to Successful Color and Keys to Painting Better Portraits. In 1993, he wrote a revision of his first book, which was retitled Foster Caddell's Keys to Successful Landscape Painting.
In addition to these accomplishments, Foster has gained great renown as a portrait artist. He portrayed many famous people from around northeast Connecticut, including Senator Thomas J. Dodd and his son Christopher J. Dodd, senior Senator from Connecticut.
His professional memberships include the Lyme Art Association where he was the president, Salmagundi Club, Providence Art Club, Mystic Art Association, Washington Society Portrait Artist, Pastel Society of America and International Society of America, and the International Society Portrait Artist.
Foster Caddell’s one man shows include Providence Art Club (RI) 1948 & 1963, South County Art Association (RI) 1967, the Slater Museum (CT), and the Heritage Plantation (MA) 1985.
Caddell was included in numerous group shows throughout his career including; Springfield Museum of Fine Arts (MA) 1962 & 1977, American Watercolor Society 1973, National Academy of Design 1973, American Artist Professional League 1953, 1971, 1972, 1989, 1990,1991, the Slater Museum 1975, Providence Art Club, Brown University 1995, Beijing Academy of Fine Arts 1997, Lyme Art Association, and the Mystic Art Association.
His work is included in the museum collections of RISD and the Slater Museum
7 Lynde St. in Old Saybrook February 10th and 11th.
Traditional home furnishings to include, dining room set, upholstered furniture, pair of wing chairs, patio set, breakfast set, and more!
Vintage Home Decor has the privilege of representing the estate of Ken Forman. Ken was a friend since the 80's when we met at the University of Connecticut. He was a soft-spoken gentleman which I had several classes with. Little did I know at that time the range of his work dated back to the early 1950's. Ken's early modernist works reflect his travel experiences as well as his interactions with the local landscapes. Forman maintained an active exhibition schedule throughout the 50’s-60’s t prominent galleries throughout the country. In his later years, his production declined and eventually ceased in the late 80’s as he became blind. Select works such as “OH! SAY CAN YOU SEE?” exemplify his response to the Civil Rights Movement and the strife in American society in the early 60’s in contrast – his “Carousel” is a light-hearted portrayal of childhood joy. Many of Ken’s more recent works are cubist style abstract pieces often using gold leaf details.
The William Benton Museum in Storrs, Connecticut hosted a major show of Forman’s work in 1992, which was the last public showing until VHD acquired the estate collection. We invite our clients to the store to view the work on display. This is a great opportunity to acquire authentic Mid-Century Modern original art from a CT artist.