Art & Artists in Exhibition: Vancouver 1890 - 1950
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Franklin (Frank) Milton Armington

July 28 1876 - September 21 1941

Manitoba Society of Artists (Founding Member 1903)
Societe des Amis de l'Eau-forte
Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers (London, England)
Societe de la Gravure Originale en Noir (Paris, France)
Societe de la Gravure Originale en Couleur (Paris, France)
Chicago Society of Etchers (USA)
American Art Association in Paris (France)

Frank Armington was born in Fordwich, Ontario in 1876. He studied art in Toronto from 1892 to 1899 under J.W.L. Forster. In 1900 he studied at the Academie Julien in Paris. He married Caroline Wilkinson in Paris in 1900, where they later moved to in 1905.

The Armingtons were commissioned to travel across Canada by the Canadian Pacific Railway and produce images for the railway's use. Some of these images were exhibited in September 1911, in Vancouver. The Art Gallery of Peel list of selected exhibitions incorrectly states that this exhibition was at the Vancouver Art Gallery, which was actually founded twenty years later in 1931. The location of the exhibition has yet to be determined by this author.

Frank produced approximately 200 etchings and engravings, as well as many oil paintings, before he died of a heart attack in 1941 in the same New York apartment where Caroline died. The Armington papers and photographs were then destroyed, making their history less accessible than it should be.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK


References - MONOGRAPHS

Refer to BIBLIO.

References - GROUP EXHIBITIONS

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References - GENERAL

THE DICTIONARY OF BRITISH ARTISTS 1880 - 1940 (refer to DBA76)

ROYAL CANADIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS -
EXHIBITIONS & MEMBERS 1880 - 1979
(refer to RCA81)

ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)

MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS -
SPRING EXHIBITIONS 1880 - 1970
(refer to MM88)
      Nine etchings listed in 1910 exhibition for Armington.

A DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS (refer to M)
      Three pages of information on Armington.

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
      16 references cited for Armington.

ARTISTS IN CANADA
      National Gallery of Canada list of Canadian Artists

Clippings

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