About Peter Campbell

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Peter Campbell was born in London in 1931 and studied at the London School of Printing and Goldsmith’s College, London. He worked as a graphic designer until 1965 but took up full time painting in 1965 and moved to Eye in Suffolk in 1971 with his wife and son. He was also one of very few artists who worked with enamel and lectured in enamelling at the London University Institute of Education.

Continuing the tradition of romantic landscape painters, Peter fused colour, application and composition into a powerful and moving expression of his love of the English countryside. His work is clearly born of an affection for and preoccupation with the romantic, the mythological, antiquity, the arts and figuration. There is also a psychological infusion to some of his work, reminiscent of the symbolists such as Munch and Gauguin, but in the main his paintings have a resonance and familiarity that was influenced by his admiration of the work of Ivon Hitchins and his more immediate contemporary Howard Hodgkin. It was a great and tragic loss to his family and our artistic heritage that Peter suffered an untimely death from a heart attack whilst walking his dogs in 1989. He was 57 years old.

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