International studio — 42.1910

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Etchings by Frank M. Arming ton

SOME ETCHINGS BY FRANK where he was successful in several of the com-
Mr. Armington's etchings have been exhibited
Although, as the pages of this magazine at recent Salons of the Societe des Artistes
have from time to time borne witness, Canada Frangais, and two of those now reproduced were
can boast of a considerable number of capable shown at the Salon of the Societe Nationale last
painters, some of whom enjoy an international year. Several important public institutions have
reputation, its contribution to the ranks of the acquired proofs from his plates, among them the
■etchers has hitherto been very meagre. This is, British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum,
of course, not at all a matter of surprise, especially the Congressional Library in Washington, and the
in the case of a comparatively " new " country, Alte Pinakothek in Munich. He was elected an
lacking those traditions which in the countries of Associate of the Royal Society of Painter Etchers
Europe favour the progress of art from one genera- early this year, and is also a member of the Societe
tion to another, and which in the case of a des Amis de l'Eau forte in Paris,
specialised branch of work
like etching, exert a par-
ticular influence on its
development. The fact,
however, gives an addi-
tional interest to the work
of the artist whose etchings
are reproduced on this and
the following pages.

Mr. Frank Milton Arm-
ington is a Canadian and
both his parents were
Canadians. Born in the
province of Ontario, thirty-
four years ago, he began
his art studies at the age
of sixteen under Mr. J. W.
L. Forster, in Toronto.
A few years later he
migrated to Paris, where
he joined the class of
Benjamin Constant and
Jean Paul Laurens at the
Academie Julian, but ill-
health and discouragement
brought his studies there
to a close after a brief
period, and shortly after-
wards, on the urgent advice
of doctors, he abandoned
Art and took to commer-
cial life in Canada. But
the call of Art proved
triumphant, and sooner
than earn a living at com-
merce he resolved rather
to die in responding to
the call. In 1905 he

returned to Paris and "rue des pierres and cathedral of st. sauveur, Bruges"

again entered Julian's, by frank m. armington

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