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Stuart Armfield (1916-1999)

The Venus, Looe, Cornwall
  • signed
  • egg tempera on panel
  • 38 by 25.5 cm.; 15 by 10 in.

£3,800

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.

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