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John Rutherford Armstrong (14 November 1893 – 19 May 1973) was a British artist and muralist who also designed for film and theatre productions. He is most notable for the Surrealist paintings he produced.
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Known particularly for his evocative dreamscapes and metaphoric works of the 1930s. Armstrong had a considerable influence on the British Surrealist painters, however, he denied a connection with Andre Breton's Surrealist group; his works do not have the same Freudian overtones, in contrast to Dali's works.
British, English
Artist, Oil Painter, Genre Artist, Still Life Artist, Painter
John Armstrong, John II Armstrong, John Armstrong II
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