(1869-1963) was a well-known landscape and figure painter. He
was born at
Greenwich in south-east London. Forrest studied at
Westminster School of
Art, at the City and Guilds College, and at Edinburgh Art School.
exhibited at the principal London galleries from 1893, including the
Society of British Artists, but was perhaps best known as the
illustrator of a
series of books on foreign lands bought in large numbers by the public
Edwardian era. The majority of these good quality books were
A & C Black and included ‘Morocco’ (1904), ‘The West Indies’
‘Jamaica’ (1906), and ‘South America’ (1912), which incorporated colour
reproductions of Forrest’s oil paintings and watercolours.
published works included ‘Normandy’, ‘A Tour through Old Provence’, and
‘Portugal’. Forrest lived at Slinfold in West Sussex and
Henfield in the same county.