Landscape with a Wall in Foreground card

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Landscape with a Wall in Foreground

WAG 8524

Currently not on display


Maxwell Armfield (1882 - 1972) was a painter, illustrator and writer whose subjects included landscapes, portraits and still life. He worked mainly in oils, watercolour, and tempera, using bold flat colour and densely patterned surfaces that helped to create a graphic quality in his work. Armfield attended the Birmingham School of Art under the headmastership of Edward R. Taylor (1838 - 1911) who established it as a centre of the arts and craft movement. He collaborated with his wife, Constance Smedley (1876 – 1941) to combine design, illustration, and text. This watercolour is possibly related to a tempera painting by the artist called 'Cotswolds' made between 1962 and 1965.