Caroline Armington and her artist husband,
Frank Armington (1876-1941) spent the majority of their working
lives in France. Originally from Brampton, Ontario, the young
artist made her living teaching art before training to be a nurse.
In 1900 she made her first visit to Paris, returning there to
live in 1905. With her husband’s encouragement she began
making etchings in 1908. During WWI Armington put her nursing
skills to good use for the American Ambulance Service; however,
always entrepreneurial about promoting her work, she sought a
commission from the Canadian War Memorials Fund. Following her
appointment, she subsequently produced a full edition or prints,
many of which reflected her skill with architectural subject matter.