ALIXE-JEAN SHEARER ARMSTRONGEnglish 1894 - 1983

ALIXE-JEAN SHEARER ARMSTRONGEnglish 1894 - 1983

Training at the Slade School in the years leading up to the Great War, Shearer Armstrong’s 1921 move to Carbis Bay in Cornwall precipitated an explorative style of still life in the 1930s and later, under the influence of Ben Nicholson, a unique abstract style. Whilst maintaining studio initially at 1 Piazza Studios, she later moved to the now celebrated Porthmeor Studios, St Ives.

Having been a founder member in 1927, Armstrong was part of the seceding movement of the St Ives Society of Artists and as such claimed a place as founder member of the newly formed Penwith Society of Arts in 1949, alongside Wilhelmina Barnes-Graham, Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson.

The artist exhibited regularly at the RA and also at the Royal Scottish Academy, with solo shows at Chiltern Gallery and the Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh. Her work is now held in the collections of the Scottish Education Committee and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.