Artwork by Caroline Helena Armington,  Le Pont Neuf, Paris

Caroline Armington
Le Pont Neuf, Paris

oil on panel
signed and dated 1922 lower right; signed and titled on the reverse
12.75 x 16 ins ( 32.4 x 40.6 cms )

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Private Collection, Toronto
Janet Braide and Nancy Parke-Taylor, “Caroline and Frank Armington: Canadian Painter-Etchers in Paris”, Art Gallery of Peel, 1990, page 52
Caroline Armington spent most of her life abroad with her husband, Frank, who was also a painter. Caroline and Frank lived a quiet life, in their own private world of art, having firmly established themselves within the artistic community of the Latin Quarter of Paris.
The Armingtons were adept marketers of their own work but were limited in sending their art back home to Canada for sale due to the taxes levied on imported works at that time. Instead, the Armingtons exhibited their work with some of the best galleries of the day in New York, including Durand-Ruel and Ralston Gallery.
Caroline is known for her paintings, etchings and watercolours of Paris, influenced by the French Impressionists and their atmospheric aesthetic. In 1923, she held her first show at Galeries Simonson in Paris, “Tableaux par Caroline Armington”, and exhibited over one hundred canvases. One reviewer noted that “the solid architectural masses are faithfully rendered in a manner which should not fail to please those who are not averse to a rather generous touch of sentiment in the treatment of the landscape.” The picturesque handling of the landscape in Caroline’s paintings won her much praise from both reviewers and purchasers, marking a very successful period in her artistic career.

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Caroline Helena Armington
(1875 - 1939)