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Archibald Stevenson Forrest (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.  He exhibited at the principal London galleries from 1893, including the Royal 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 of the Edwardian era.  The majority of these good quality books were published by A & C Black and included ‘Morocco’ (1904), ‘The West Indies’ (1905), ‘Jamaica’ (1906), and ‘South America’ (1912), which incorporated colour reproductions of Forrest’s oil paintings and watercolours.  Other published works included ‘Normandy’, ‘A Tour through Old Provence’, and ‘Portugal’.  Forrest lived at Slinfold in West Sussex and later near Henfield in the same county.