DEATH CLAIMS NOTED ARTIST
H. J. de Forest of Vancouver Passes Away in Calgary
FUNERAL ON THURSDAY
Many friends in this city will regret to hear that Mr. H. J. de Forest, the well-known artist, died in Calgary on Sunday afternoon after an operation for appendicitis which was followed by peritonitis. He passed peacefully away in the General Hospital of that city.
HAD TRAVELLED WIDELY
Mr. de Forest who was in his 68th year, and a native of Rothesay, N.B., came to Vancouver from the Maritime Provinces about twenty-five years ago, was one of the first to paint the mountain scenery of British Columbia and examples of his work hang in many Vancouver homes. He had previously studied in the South Kensington School of Art, London, and had travelled widely both in Europe and Australasia during the course of which he executed many pictures of New Zealand scenery. He was for many years a member of the B. C. Society of Fine Arts and a constant exhibitor at the annual shows of that organization.
TO BE BURIED HERE
After his marriage to his second wife, who survives him, he removed about two years ago to Calgary, where as a teacher of arts and painter he enjoyed considerable success and made many friends. His remains will be brought to this city of burial and the funeral will take place on Thursday next under the auspices of the Masonic order in which he attained a high degree.
The Province, Vancouver, British Columbia, Monday, March 24, 1924. p. 26
VANCOUVER ARTIST DEAD AT CALGARY
MR. H. J. DE FOREST, well known Vancouver artist, who passed away at Calgary. The body will be brought to Vancouver for burial on Thursday.
The Province, Vancouver, British Columbia, Monday, Tuesday, March 25, 1924. p. 26