Arthur Armstrong RHA RUA Biography and Works - Ross's Auctioneers & Valuers

Arthur Armstrong RHA RUA

Arthur Armstrong RHA RUA

Arthur Armstrong was a landscape and still life painter born in Co Antrim. He was educated at Strandtown Primary School and focused all of his free time on painting pictures. He then went to study Political Science at Queen’s University, which was not his first choice. He managed to change to Architecture and then moved to the Belfast College of Art.

 

At this time, it was not enough to be an artist, and so Armstrong also worked in the Belfast Gas Office in order to make a living. He then went on to first exhibit his work at the Grafton Gallery in Dublin.

In 1957, Armstrong moved to London where he worked in a Labour Exchange and then he won a travel scholarship and visited Spain. Having held an exhibition at the CEMA Gallery, the Belfast News – Letter commented, ‘a development towards a type of abstraction which is more concerned with a play of textures and an interlocking of quantites and areas of colour’.

 

Armstrong in 1962, first exhibited his work at the Royal Hibernian Academy. He contributed a total of 74 pieces of art up until 1995. In his words, ‘I keep painting all the time, I paint about three hundred pictures a year – it’s probably prolific in the generation I belong to…I like working very large. The way I’m working at the moment, I’m using plaster and there’s a strict time limit.’

 

Arthur died in hospital in Dublin. A tribute was organized at the Academy exhibition and then sale of his works began in 1988.

 

Arthur Armstrong RHA RUA - Unsold artworks for sale

There are currently 6 unsold artwork(s) that are open to offers

Arthur Armstrong RHA RUA - Auction results

There have been 56 artwork(s) sold in previous auctions
  • Lot 21 by Arthur Armstrong RHA RUA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 21 Sale Date: 28 January 2009
    Result: £2,600
  • FIGURE IN A LANDSCAPE, CONNEMARA by Arthur Armstrong RHA RUA at Ross's Auctions
    FIGURE IN A LANDSCAPE, CONNEMARA Sale Date: 05 June 2014 Medium: Oil on Board Size: H 20" x W 36"
    Result: £1,800
  • UNTITLED by Arthur Armstrong RHA RUA at Ross's Auctions
    UNTITLED Sale Date: 02 March 2017 Medium: Oil on Board Size: H 24" x W 30"
    Result: £1,800
  • Lot 58 by Arthur Armstrong RHA RUA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 58 Sale Date: 02 March 2011
    Result: £1,200
  • LANDSCAPE IN BROWNS by Arthur Armstrong RHA RUA at Ross's Auctions
    LANDSCAPE IN BROWNS Sale Date: 23 June 2016 Medium: Oil on Board Size: H 20" x W 30"
    Result: £1,100
  • CONNEMARA LANDSCAPE by Arthur Armstrong RHA RUA at Ross's Auctions
    CONNEMARA LANDSCAPE Sale Date: 23 June 2016 Medium: Oil on Board Size: H 29" x W 39"
    Result: £950
  • Lot 25 by Arthur Armstrong RHA RUA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 25 Sale Date: 28 January 2009
    Result: £900
  • TABLE TOP STILL LIFE by Arthur Armstrong RHA RUA at Ross's Auctions
    TABLE TOP STILL LIFE Sale Date: 07 December 2017 Medium: Oil on Board Size: H 23" x W 23"
    Result: £800
  • Lot 120 by Arthur Armstrong RHA RUA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 120 Sale Date: 03 June 2009
    Result: £700
  • Lot 6 by Arthur Armstrong RHA RUA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 6 Sale Date: 05 October 2011
    Result: £700
  • Lot 13 by Arthur Armstrong RHA RUA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 13 Sale Date: 07 October 2009
    Result: £600