John Colin Forbes studied at the South Kensington Art School and the Royal Academy, London, before settling in New York as a portrait painter. He painted Gladstone, Campbell-Bannerman, Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, the last two of which were exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1906.
Museums and Galleries
Ottawa (Parliament Building): Portrait of King Edward VIII; Portrait of Queen Alexandra
Toronto (Royal Canadian Academy of Arts): Beware! I know a Maiden Fair to See. Take Care! (c.1897, oil)