Amédée Forrestier (1854-1930) was an illustrator and draughtsman. Forrestier was likely born in Belgium but immigrated to Britain in 1882 to work for The Illustrated London News. He worked for the ILN as ‘Special Artist’ until 1899, but meanwhile contributed to The Girls’ Own Paper, The Strand, English Illustrated Magazine, The Sporting and Dramatic News, The Windsor Magazine, The Quartier Latin, Pearson’s Magazine, and The Lady’s Pictorial. As Special Artist, Forrestier attended royal events and ceremonies and travelled to Germany, Scandinavia, Russia, Belgium, Italy, and Morocco. Forrestier was also a prolific book illustrator. He exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists. Forrestier died on 14 November 1930.
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