William Armstrong

William Armstrong was an artist and a civil engineer in the 1850's, based in Toronto as drawing master at the Toronto Normal School. He regularly exhibited at The Ontario Society of Artists and The Royal Canadian Academy. The artist sold Indian sketches to the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Newcastle. Working as a railway engineer, he painted scenes of Manitoulin Indians, Lake Superior, Fort William, Plains and Foothills Indians. A.R.C.A. in 1882, and was one of Canada's early explorer artists.

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Artist origin: 
Canadian
Artist type: 
Historical works of significance
Born: 
1822
Died: 
1914

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