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John Armstrong

John Armstrong (1893-1973) was born in Hastings, Sussex, and studied art in London before, and immediately after, serving in the First World War. His first solo exhibition was at the Leicester Galleries in 1928, and after exhibiting with Unit One at the Mayor Gallery in 1934, his work took on an increasingly Surrealist quality. In the 1940s, Armstrong developed a technique of applying short strokes of colour to a painted ground that showed through as part of the final surface. His pictures - using oil, tempera or gouache - have been noted as 'fastidiously painted in muted colours'.



Paintings



Two Musicians - Details


Two Musicians c 1930s

Tempera on board
30 x 20 inches
SOLD

Untitled - Details


Untitled (Composition with Shells) c 1940s

Gouache on paper
15.5 x 21.5 inches

  Private collection