Historic Art | William Armstrong R.C.A.

Crossing from quebec city to levi o-b 14x18 web

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Crossing from Quebec City to Levis

Technique: oil on board

Dimensions: 14x18 in.


signed lower right

About the Artist

William Armstrong (1822-1914) William Armstrong studied art in his native Dublin, where he apprenticed to the Irish and English railways. After coming to Canada he became Chief Engineer with the Grand Trunk Railway, as well as a topographical painter and a photographer of the Northwest. His engineering background can be seen in the precision of his landscape paintings. Armstrong confined himself almost exclusively to recording the monuments of the industrial age and their effects on both Native populations and the scattered communities of settlers. Many of his paintings were reproduced in the Canadian Illustrated News of the 1870’s. “The Art of William Armstrong: Early Days on the Great Lakes” Henry C Campbell. 1971 “Early Painters and Engravers of Canada” J. Russell Harper. 1970
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