Classical Arcade, 1945



John Armstrong ARA [ 1893 - 1973 ]

Armstrong trained at St John’s Wood Art School just before the First World War. He would later state that the only thing he learnt there was how to paint in egg tempera – the tricky medium he used for this work. In 1933 he was invited by Paul Nash to join the short-lived avant-garde art group Unit One, alongside Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson and Edward Wadsworth.

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