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Portrait, figure and religious sculptor, born in Liverpool, who worked mainly in bronze, wood and terracotta, some stone. After Royal Navy service, 1916–18, Campbell studied for five years at Royal College of Art, winning the Whitechapel 1st Prize, then continued his studies in France, Italy, Switzerland and America. Lived in several places in France, 1930–9, followed by World War II service with Royal Air Force and Royal Navy, then reopened his studio in London. Was elected a fellow of RBS in 1951. Showed at RA, RSA and Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts. Glasgow’s Art Gallery and Museum, Kelvingrove, has Campbell’s Torso, in wood, of 1944.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)


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