Giuliano de Medici by Sandro Boticelli Copy by Gustel K. Foust Circa 1947

Rembrandt Self Portrait by Rembrandt

Copy by Gustel K. Foust, Circa 1946

Auguste (Gustel) K. Foust 

(1915 – 2010)


Auguste (Gustel) K. Foust was born in Nemonin, East Prussia on February 15, 1915.  She was born in the same country, that produced great artists such as: Kathe Kollwitz (1867-1945), Lovis Corinth (1858-1925) and Alfred Partikel. 

As a young child prodigy, Gustel demonstrated exceptional talent for drawing and painting.   When she was 17 (1932), she enrolled in the Konigsberg, Kunstakademie (academy of arts) and studied art and Landscape, under Alfred Partikel (1888-1945) and Fritz Burmann (1892-1945).  Gustel also attended and studied art at the Dresden Art School (same art school that Gerhard Richter attended) and the University of Berlin Art School. 

Gustel was married twice, she had two children from her first marriage, Marlene and Sabina.  After World War II in 1951, she married Viva E. Foust, who was in the U.S. Navy and moved to the United States, became a naturalized citizen and had three children:  Barbara, Curtis and Karen.   She lived in Newport, Rhode Island from 1955 to 1958 and was a member of the Provincetown Art Association.

In 1958, Gustel moved to Mexico she wanted to enhance the color and variety of her work and taught art at the San Miguel de Allende Art Institute. In 1963, Gustel Foust moved to Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, where she continued to teach art.  Then in 1978, she moved to the iconic village of Ajijic, Jalisco. After that, Gustel Foust moved to San Diego, California, in 1984 and then back to the East coast in 2002, to live in West Virginia.  In June of 2009, Gustel moved to Petaluma, California were she passed away on October 5, 2010 at the age of 95.

Gustel was a prolific artist, she painted hundreds of paintings and art pieces of different types and styles, using different media during her lifetime.  Gustel could paint very exact, realistic types of paintings.  She made very good copies of famous painters such as:  Rembrandt, Monet, Corot and Sandro Botticelli.  Although, she could paint very precisely, Gustel preferred to paint in her own style in a free, loose and spontaneous way. 

Gustel has had numerous art exhibitions, in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco,  San Diego, Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Berlin, Dresden, Hamburg , Konigsburg, Mexico City, Guadalajara, Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta, San Miguel de Allende, Ajijic.  Over the years, Gustel’s art has been sold and collected, by many different people from many different backgrounds. Gustel's art is in private collections, art galleries and museums around the world.

Gustel painted almost every day, wherever she went. She painted landscapes, portraits, still-life’s, batiks, in studio or plain air. She painted using different media such as, oils, egg yolk tempera, watercolors, acrylics, wax, charcoal, pastel, ink and pencil.  Gustel Foust was also an art teacher, she taught art classes at the San Miguel de Allende Art Institute. Over her career, hundreds of students attended her art classes.

In addition to Alfred Partikel, Gustel Foust knew artists such as, Emil Nolde (1867-1956) and Alejandro Colunga (1949) (well known, Mexican artist).  Before his successful career as a painter, Alejandro Colunga, would come by Gustel’s studio, once in a while, for painting tips and/or instructions. 

Sabina Graber Alberti, lives in Del Mar California, Barbara Foust, lives in San Francisco, California, Karen Foust Leibowitz, lives in Petaluma, California and Curtis Foust lives in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.  All her Daughters became painters.

Signatures:  Gustel K. Foust, Gustel Foust, G. Foust, G.F.


Sometimes the "T" on Foust would not be crossed and would appear as "FousI"

Auguste (Gustel) Killat Foust 

(1915 – 2010)


Auguste (Gustel) K. Foust was born in Nemonin, East Prussia on February 15, 1915.  She was born in the same country, that produced great artists such as: Kathe Kollwitz (1867-1945), Lovis Corinth (1858-1925) and Alfred Partikel. 

As a young child prodigy, Gustel demonstrated exceptional talent for drawing and painting.   When she was 17 (1932), she enrolled in the Konigsberg, Kunstakademie (academy of arts) and studied art and Landscape, under Alfred Partikel (1888-1945) and Fritz Burmann (1892-1945).  Gustel also attended and studied art at the Dresden Art School (same art school that Gerhard Richter attended) and the University of Berlin Art School. 

Gustel was married twice, she had two children from her first marriage, Marlene and Sabina.  After World War II in 1951, she married Viva E. Foust, who was in the U.S. Navy and moved to the United States, became a naturalized citizen and had three children:  Barbara, Curtis and Karen.   She lived in Newport, Rhode Island from 1955 to 1958 and was a member of the Provincetown Art Association.

In 1958, Gustel moved to Mexico she wanted to enhance the color and variety of her work and taught art at the San Miguel de Allende Art Institute. In 1963, Gustel Foust moved to Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, where she continued to teach art.  Then in 1978, she moved to the iconic village of Ajijic, Jalisco. After that, Gustel Foust moved to San Diego, California, in 1984 and then back to the East coast in 2002, to live in West Virginia.  In June of 2009, Gustel moved to Petaluma, California were she passed away on October 5, 2010 at the age of 95.

Gustel was a prolific artist, she painted hundreds of paintings and art pieces of different types and styles, using different media during her lifetime.  Gustel could paint very exact, realistic types of paintings.  She made very good copies of famous painters such as:  Rembrandt, Monet, Corot and Sandro Botticelli.  Although, she could paint very precisely, Gustel preferred to paint in her own style in a free, loose and spontaneous way. 

Gustel has had numerous art exhibitions, in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco,  San Diego, Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Berlin, Dresden, Hamburg , Konigsburg, Mexico City, Guadalajara, Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta, San Miguel de Allende, Ajijic.  Over the years, Gustel’s art has been sold and collected, by many different people from many different backgrounds. Gustel's art is in private collections, art galleries and museums around the world.

Gustel painted almost every day, wherever she went. She painted landscapes, portraits, still-life’s, batiks, in studio or plain air. She painted using different media such as, oils, egg yolk tempera, watercolors, acrylics, wax, charcoal, pastel, ink and pencil.  Gustel Foust was also an art teacher, she taught art classes at the San Miguel de Allende Art Institute. Over her career, hundreds of students attended her art classes.

In addition to Alfred Partikel, Gustel Foust knew artists such as, Emil Nolde (1867-1956) and Alejandro Colunga (1949) (well known, Mexican artist).  Before his successful career as a painter, Alejandro Colunga, would come by Gustel’s studio, once in a while, for painting tips and/or instructions. 

Sabina Graber Alberti, lives in Del Mar California, Barbara Foust, lives in San Francisco, California, Karen Foust Leibowitz, lives in Petaluma, California and Curtis Foust lives in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.  All her Daughters became painters.

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Alternative spelling:  Gustel Faust