Diana Armfield: A Century of Painting


A Century of Painting

25 March – 22 April 2021

Browse and Darby is delighted to announce a solo show of Diana Armfield RA. The exhibition will mark the artist’s 100th birthday and the publication of a new book, Diana Armfield: A Lyrical Eye, written by Andrew Lambirth and published by Paul Holberton Publishing

Armfield (b.1920) trained at the Slade School of Fine Art and at Central School of Arts and Crafts. Whilst at the Slade, she met her future husband, the artist and writer Bernard Dunstan RA (1920-2017). Armfield began her career as a textile and wallpaper designer in partnership with Roy Passano (examples of their designs can be found in the V&A collection) with whom she contributed to the 1951 Festival of Britain. Armfield also taught at the Byam Shaw School of Art for a number of years. In 1965 she turned to painting and has forged a successful career as a figurative painter ever since. She is a member of the Royal Academy, the Royal Watercolour Society, the New English Art Club, the Royal West of England Academy, the Royal Cambrian Academy, and an Honourable Member of the Pastel Society.