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Maxwell Ashby Armfield (1881-1972)

Biography of Maxwell Ashby Armfield (1881-1972)

Maxwell Ashby Armfield (1881-1971) was born into a quaker family at Ringwood in Hampshire in 1881. Educated at Sidcup School and Leighton Park, Armfield went to the Birmingham School of Art and, outside school, received instruction in tempera painting from Joseph Southall.

Armfield studied further in Paris and exhibited there from 1904. He became closely involved with the Arts and Crafts Movement in Birmingham.

On marrying in 1909, Armfield lived with his wife in Minchin Hampton, Gloucestershire. They travelled together to the USA from 1915-1922. He wrote extensively, publishing many books on art and religion and painted for the rest of his life.

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Lot FS30/284: Maxwell Ashby Armfield [1881-1972] - Peurto de Soller, Mallorca

Maxwell Ashby Armfield [1881-1972] - Peurto de Soller, Mallorca - signed with a monogram bottom right further signed, inscribed and dated Nov.1953 on the reverse tempera 17 x 17.25cm, unframed.

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800
Realised: £3,000