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Oil on board

40.8 × 35.5 cm


Guide Price: £9,500

John Armstrong was born in 1893 in Hastings. He studied at St. John’s Wood School of Art from 1913-14. He began his professional career as a theatre designer in London, and his first solo exhibition was at the Leicester Galleries in 1928. In 1933 he joined Unit One alongside Ben Nicholson, Paul Nash, Edward Burra, Henry Moore, Edward Wadsworth, John Bigge and Barbara Hepworth, with whom he exhibited at the Unit One exhibition. His work is held in various international public collections including the Tate, the Imperial War Museum, and the National Galleries of Scotland. John Armstrong painted still-life scenes throughout his career - some of his most striking early paintings were of classical vases decorated with animals and figures from the ancient world Armstrong died in London in 1973 aged 79.

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Lot No.: EL89-96-00009
Kindly donated by Ian Gowans