Caroline (Helena) Armington

Canadian , 1875 - 1939

Painter, watercolorist and engraver, Caroline Helena Armington was born in 1875 in Brampton, Ontario. She began her formal training in Paris at the Académie Julian, where she met and married fellow-student, Frank Armington.

Caroline Armington is best known for her paintings, engravings and watercolors, most of which depict the streets of Paris and the quaint canals of Bruges-La-Morte. She developed an original style from her studies and travels in Europe. Armington’s etchings and engravings differ greatly from her paintings in style and approach. She produced numerous limited edition engravings of scenes in and around Paris and Bruges. Collectors in America, Canada and elsewhere are still seeking out her engravings.

Armington exhibited numerous times in London and was invited to the Paris Salon in 1911, 1912 and later at the 1935 Salon d’Automne. She was a member of the American Federation of Arts, the Société Nationale des Beaux- Arts and the Société de la Gravure Originale en Noir. Her piece, “St. Pol-de-Lyon” was purchased by the French Government.

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