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 Maxwell Ashby Armfield  (1881 - 1972)

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Lived/Active: New York/California / England      Known for: landscape, figure, mural, illustrator

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BIOGRAPHY for Maxwell Armfield
1881 (Ringwood, England)

New York/California / England

Self portrait - Self-portrait, full-length, in an extensive landscape

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landscape, figure, mural, illustrator

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A prolific painter, illustrator, and decorative artist, who lived primarily in England but spent seven years in the United States, Maxwell Armfield was born in Ringwood, England to Quaker parents.  His father was a milling engineer.   In 1899, Armfield entered the Birmingham School of Art and was much influenced by Henry Payne, Gaskin and Southall, "who taught him the tempera technique he was to practice for the rest of his life".  He was also very impressed by his exposure to Pre (showing 500 of 2384 characters).

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