Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet
NameWilliam Edward ARNOLD-FOSTER
Birth1886
Death1951
MotherMary Lucy STORY-MASKELYNE (1861-1941)
SpouseKatherine Laird COX
Birth1887
Death1938
Children
Birth1920
Death1981
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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