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Oxford Circus Underground Station
© the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: Government Art Collection

Oxford Circus Underground Station 1905

Maxwell Ashby Armfield (1881–1972)

Government Art Collection

British painter, illustrator, and writer. He was born in Ringwood, Hampshire, and studied at Birmingham School of Art, 1899–1902, then in Paris at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière. In 1905 he moved to London and from 1915 to 1922 lived in the USA. He worked in a traditional style, often using tempera paint, on which he wrote two books—A Manual of Tempera Painting (1930) and Tempera Painting Today (1946).

Text source: A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art (Oxford University Press)

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