Biography

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Steven Campbell was best known for his large figurative paintings and is among the most well-known Scottish artists of his time. Born in 1953 in Glasgow, Steven Steven graduated from the Painting Department of Glasgow School of Art in 1982, winning the Bram Stoker Gold Medal. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and travelled to study at the Pratt Institute in New York in 1982. Steven exhibited extensively and his work is in numerous public collections including: the National Gallery of Scotland, the Tate Gallery, London, the Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis, USA.

Steven emerged as one of the young Glasgow school of artists and his international reputation was established while working in New York in the mid ’80s.

His highly original paintings evolved from an eclectic range of personal and literary sources creating narrative paintings, which provided surreal and trenchant comment on man in the modern world.

Steven Campbell died August 15 2007.

1953 Born in Glasgow
1978-82 Glasgow School of Art
1990 Artist in Residence, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
2004 Lived and worked in Kippen, Stirlingshire
2007 Died 15 August

Selected Publications:

Duncan Macmillan, The Paintings of Steven Campbell: The Story so far, Mainstream, 1993 Selected Articles: Guardian Obituary Frieze Article Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Campbell_(artist)

Copyright. All works on this website © Carol Campbell and may not be reproduced without permission. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from Carol Campbell is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to The Steven Campbell Trust and thestevencampbelltrust.org 2015, with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Campbell’s Estate is represented by Marlborough Fine Art, London

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1983 Barbara Toll Fine Art, New York
John Weber Gallery, New York

1985 The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

1987 Marlborough Fine Art, London

1990 Rex Irwin, Sydney, Australia
Steven Campbell: On Form and Fiction Travelling exhibition; Third Eye Centre, Glasgow; Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno; Marlborough Fine art, London; Aberdeeb Art Gallery; Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester & Southampton Art Gallery

1993 Pinnocchio’s Present, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh; Marlborough Fine art, London & South London Gallery

1996 Chesterfield Dreams, Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Orkney

1997 Chesterfield Dreams, Marlborough Fine Art, London & William Hardie Gallery, Glasgow

2002 The Caravan Club,Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh & Marlborough Fine
Art, London. Catalogue introduction by Duncan Macmillan.

2004 Glasgow Print Studio

Books & Catalogues

Duncan Macmillan, The Paintings of Steven Campbell, Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh & London, 1993

Duncan Macmillan, Scottish Art 1460-2000, Mainstream Publishing Edinburgh & London, 2000

Murdo Macdonald, Scottish Art, Thames & Hudson, London, 2000

Public Collections:
Arts Council of Great Britain, British Council, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Scottish Arts Council, Edinburgh, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool

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