Tony Foster: In Context

“Tony Foster’s wilderness diaries are born from a desire to see and know wild places.”

Kristin Poole | Artistic Director, Foster Art and Wilderness Foundation

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“Each painting is a warning that the majesty we treasure could soon be lost.”

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

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“In years to come, his tremendous dedication to his art, as well as the exceptional quality of his work, will be celebrated by individuals moved by art, geography, geology, ecology, sustainability, and more.”

James K. Ballinger | Director Emeritus, British Art Museum

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“Each work is a page in a visual diary, a richly pictorial chronicle of events and encounters along the way which constitutes both journey and destination.” 

Duncan Robinson | Former Director, Yale CeNTer for British Art

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“Foster’s art is a notation of the experience of seeing, not a mere inventory of appearances.”

Kenneth Baker | Art Critic for the San Francisco Chronicle (1985–2015) and Author

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“Foster’s panoramas are not intended to create a powerful illusion of being in a remote place (as were, for example, the great landscapes of Frederic Church); rather he attempts to express the complexity—the fragility even—of the spirit of the place.”

Graham Beal | Former Director of the Detroit Institute of Art, Michigan

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