(1881 - 1972)
Maxwell Ashby Armfield was active/lived in New York, California / England. Maxwell Armfield is known for landscape, figure, mural, illustrator.
Self-portrait, full-length, in an extensive landscape
Biography Maxwell Armfield
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-Raphaelite painting.
In 1902, he visited Italy and then went to Paris, where he enrolled at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière and sharing a studio with Norman Wilkinson, Keith Henderson and the sculptor Gaston Lachaise.
In 1904 his
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