Forrest Niven was born in Bellshill, Lanarkshire on the 23rd April 1862 died on the 4th January 1932 in Glasgow.
His parents were William Niven, Engine Driver, and Sarah Brown. His father was killed, when Forrest was 3 years, as a result of a railroad accident at Lockerbie. William died a few hours later in Carlisle.
Forrest married Jane Nelson in Stranraer in 1887 and had 9 children, 5 girls and 4 boys. One of the girls, Margaret, was the mother of Dirk Bogard, actor and writer (real name - Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerd)
Forrest Niven lived in Glasgow, Scotland. Forrest Niven is known for Luminous water scene and landscape painting, illustration, actor.
Forrest had many pieces of art that include Away to the west. Last Sold at auction in 2012.
River Kelvin Sold at McTears in 2013
And Another of the Kelvin
His Art pieces are still being sold as recently as 2013.
In 1899 he published his one and only book. Capers at the camp.
He died on the 4th January 1932 in the Eastern District Hospital, Glasgow. Duke Street Hospital that most of us know it.
Forrest Niven was a Master Mason of Lodge Scotia No.178 Initiated aged 29