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( b. Sep 11,1875 Brampton,Ontario,Canada - d. Oct 25,1939 New York,New York,United States )
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:Caroline H. Armington, Caroline Helena Armington,
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as per Collector's Gallery: Armington began her formal training in Paris at the Académie Julian where she would meet and marry fellow student, Frank Milton Armington (1876-1940). She is known for her paintings, etchings and watercolors depicting the streets of Paris, quaint canals of Bruges-La-Morte and landscapes, which were all painted plein-aire. Armington developed a very original style from her travels and studies in Europe. However, in her paintings the viewer can catch a glimpse and feel the influence that French Impressionists had on her atmospheric sun filled canvases. Armington’s etchings and engravings are completely different in style and approach. She produced numerous etchings of scenes in and around France, Europe and North America using a more traditional style than in her paintings.
Armington exhibited several times in London and was invited to the Paris Salon of 1911, 1912 and later at the 1935 Salon d’Automne. Armington was a member of American Federation of Arts, Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts and the Société de la Gravure Originale en Noir.
Etching involves a plate that, when printed, results in a reversed image. Unlike many artists, Caroline took the trouble of etching the image on the plate in reverse so that when printed, the resulting print correctly represented the scene as it looks in real life.
Caroline and Frank Armington: Canadian Painter-Etchers in Paris, by Janet Braide and Nancy Parke-Taylor; 1990: Art Gallery of Peel. The standard monograph and catalogue, with thorough descriptions of hundreds of prints.
NOTE - this is not a complete catalogue as it only lists the prints in the collection of the Peel at the time of publication.
"Frank and Caroline Armington: Through Canadian Eyes: A View of the World c.1911-1931", exhibited at the Halifax Club, 1682 Hollis Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, September 15th - 30th, 2006 by Stuart Simpson. Published in 2006, North Shore Canadian Art (Lunenburg)
NOTE: In looking at her prints, Reference # refers to the numbering system used by the artist in her record book (eg. CA 38 refers to the 38th print in the artist's records.)
A reference number "Braide/Parke-Taylor" represents an artwork not in the artist's notebook but set out in the catalogue above.