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John Armstrong (1893-1973)

Painter of imaginative and classical subjects in oil, tempera and gouache; mural painter; designer of film and stage sets; book illustrator and advertising designer. He was born in Hastings, Sussex. After Oxford University, Armstrong studied at St John's Wood School of Art, 1913-14, then after service in the Army in World War I returned to St John's Wood briefly. He held his first one-man show at the Leicester Galleries in 1928. In 1933 he became a member of Unit One, after which his work took on a surrealist character. In the 1930s Armstrong worked as a designer for theatre and film, including the first performance of the ballet Façade and several films made by Sir Alexander Korda. He also did work for Shell-Mex and ICI. During World War II Armstrong was an Official War Artist. For the Festival of Britain 1951, he was commissioned to produce The Storm, and exhibited extensively at the RA from that year. He painted a ceiling for the Co

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John Armstrong
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£2150
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John Armstrong
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£2640
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John Armstrong
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£2510
Studies for Royal Marsden Hospital...
John Armstrong
Studies for Royal Marsden Hospital...  Sold 
Design for Telecinema Mural
John Armstrong
Design for Telecinema Mural  Sold 
Sailors and Girls
John Armstrong
Sailors and Girls  Sold 
The bird, circa 1927
John Armstrong
The bird, circa 1927  Sold