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Self Portrait
British painter, born in Dublin. His mother was French, and after studying at the Royal Academy Schools (1874–8) he completed his training in Paris (1880–82). He was impressed by contemporary French plein-air painting, and in the summer of 1881 he painted out of doors in Brittany with H. H. La Thangue, who had been a fellow student at the RA. In 1889 Forbes married the Canadian-born painter Elizabeth Armstrong (1859–1912) and later that year they settled in Newlyn, a Cornish fishing village that he ‘discovered’ in 1884.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)