Stuart Armfield (1916-1999)
Armfield studied design and the history of architecture at the Royal West of England College of Art in Bristol, then for five years (1935-40) worked in the Art Department of Ealing Studios. He moved to Cornwall in 1942, taking up painting as a full time professional career in 1945.A Quaker pacifist, he turned to Symbolism during the war years. His cousin was Maxfield Armfield, the painter and writer, and from him he developed the tempera technique, producing a manual on the subject in due course. For 20 years he worked in a studio in Looe, South Cornwall, opening a Gallery in 1965. Later he moved to Plymouth, Devon.