Frank Milton Armington was born in Forwich, Ontario in 1876. He studied art in Toronto under J.W.L. Forster. He also studied in Paris, first at the Académie Julian, under Benjamin Constant then at the Chaumiere, under Lucien Simon. Armington first went to Paris in 1899, but he returned to Canada, accompanied by his wife, to teach art in Winnipeg from 1901 to 1905. Robert Fulton Logan was among his students.
Armington returned to Paris in 1906 and established himself as a fine landscape and figure artist in both etching and painting. He was a full member of the Société Nationale de la Gravure Originale en Noir, the Société des Gravures Francais and the American Federation of Arts. His original etchings and paintings were often included in major French and American exhibitions. Armington’s wife, Caroline, was a talented and well- known artist as well.