Caroline Armington Biography

Caroline Armington




Caroline H. Armington was born in Brampton, Ontario, Canada on September 11, 1875 and died on October 25, 1939 in New York. She is considered an impressionist painter, watercolorist and engraver from the Canadian school.

Armington began her formal training in Paris at the Academie Julian where she would meet and marry fellow student, Frank Milton Armington (1876-1940). She is known for her paintings, engravings and watercolors depicting the streets of Paris, quaint canals of Bruges-La-Morte and landscapes, which were all painted plein-air. Armington developed a very original style from her travels and studies in Europe. However, in her paintings the viewer can catch a glimpse and feel the influence that French Impressionists had on her atmospheric sun filled canvases.

Caroline Armington’s etchings and engravings are completely different in style and approach. She produced numerous limited edition engravings of scenes in and around Paris and Bruges using a more of a traditional style than in her paintings. American and Canadian collectors of works on paper are still seeking after her engravings.

Armington exhibited several times in London and was invited to the Paris Salon of 1911, 1912 and later at the 1935 Salon d’Automne. Armington was a member of American Federation of Arts, Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts and the Societe de la Gravure Originale en Noir.