Armstrong Fine Art

Chicago, IL

Armstrong Fine Art is dedicated to presenting superior works on paper from the late 19th and 20th centuries.  Founded in 1984 by Richard Reed Armstrong, the business was taken over in 2006 by Bernard Derroitte.  We have become known for our specialty in French prints from the Belle Époque to the Early Modern era.  In recent years we have diversified our inventory, showing prints created throughout the 20th century, from all over Europe and the United States.  We pride ourselves in picking only the most attractive works on paper and we prefer to show prints by little known artists we find exciting to the predictable by big names.

Bernard Derroitte
OSBERT, Alphonse: An Evening from Antiquity

OSBERT, Alphonse

An Evening from Antiquity

Aquatint, 1908-1924.


After Alphonse OSBERT (1857 – 1939) Etched by René LORRAIN (1873 – after 1939) "Soir Antique" (original French title) Color aquatint on thick Ar...

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GUERARD, Henri: Calender for 1884


Calender for 1884

Etching, 1883.


"Calendrier pour 1884" (original French title) Etching and drypoint on laid paper. Reference: Bertin 397. Forth state of five, before letters.

BONNARD, Pierre: Conversation



Lithograph, 1893.


Lithograph printed in bistre-black on smooth wove paper. References: Roger-Marx 28; Bouvet 28. Edition of 100. Published by Edouard Kleinmann, Pari...

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PINTO, Salvatore: Beach Scene

PINTO, Salvatore

Beach Scene

Wood engraving, circa 1933.


Wood engraving on cream laid japon volant paper. Edition of 50. Signed and titled in pencil. Very think scattered foxing; barely noticeable.

LANGASKENS, Maurice, Dusk, Aquatint| Etching



Etching, no date.


"Crépuscule" (original French title) Color aquatint and etching on wove paper. Edition of 100, but scarce. We have yet to encounter another impre...

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SPRUANCE. Benton: Ecclesiastes: Essay I


Ecclesiastes: Essay I

Lithograph, 1946-47.


Lithograph on thick wove paper. Reference: Fine & Looney 251. Stated edition 30. Some impressions from this series were printed in editions of...

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Abstraction in Blue

Etching, 1963.


Color aquatint and soft-ground etching on Arches wove paper. This is likely printed using the Atelier 17 method of simultaneous color printing (a.k...

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VORST, Joseph

Good Lord Give Me Peace

Lithograph, circa 1940.


Lithograph on cream wove paper. Edition unknown, but certainly small. Signed in pencil. Very fine impression in pristine condition.




Lithograph, 1893.


"La Sieste" or "La Convalescence" (original French titles) Color lithograph printed on thin wove paper. References: Roger-Marx 2, Stein & Kars...

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