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John Armstrong, A.R.A. (1893-1973)
John Armstrong, A.R.A. (1893-1973)

Brown Abstract Study

John Armstrong, A.R.A. (1893-1973) Brown Abstract Study signed and dated 'John Armstrong 65' (lower left) oil on card 5¾ x 9 in. (14.6 x 22.4 cm.)
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 11 June 1998, lot 118, where purchased by present owner.

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Armstrong's 'Brown Abstract' series of 1965 was a development of his 'Geometric Abstract' compositions of 1962-1964. The present work is a small study for his larger oil Brown Abstract of 1965 (see A. Lambirth, John Armstrong The Paintings, London, 2009, p. 230, illustrated).


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