Stuart ARMFIELD

Stuart ARMFIELD
1916
1999

He studied design and the history of architecture at the Royal West of England College of Art in Bristol, then for five years (1935-40) worked in the Art Department of Ealing Studios [See Buckman].  Armfield moved to Cornwall in 1942, taking up painting as a full time professional career in 1945.

A Quaker pacifist, he turned to Symbolism during the war years. His cousin was Maxfield Armfield, the painter and writer, and from him he developed the tempera technique, producing a manual on the subject in due course.  For 20 years he worked in a studio in Looe, South Cornwall, opening a Gallery in 1965. Later he moved to Plymouth, Devon.

media

Painter using tempera; author

works and access

Works include: Vortex (presented to the United Nations Organisation in 1961); Anti-Invasion Obstructions (in Imperial War Museum)

exhibitions

RWS; RI; NSA;  STISA

East Cornwall Society of Artists

The Plymouth Society of Artists

The Studio, The Quay, Looe

James Colman Fine Art Retrospective 1999, and Memorial Exhibition 2000

memberships

 STISA

misc further info

 

references

Armfield Tempera Painting

 Buckman (2006) Dictionary of British Artists since 1945

WCAA file