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Campbell Scott

by on August 13, 2013

CAMPBELL SYDNEY SCOTT, deceased, born in Scotland  (1930 – 2013)

Campbell was born on October 5, 1930 in Milngave Scotland. Campbell attended The Glasgow School of Art and upon graduation was awarded the Medal of Honour. He apprenticed for five years on The Clyde as a Master Woodcarver. In 1951 he emigrated to Canada. Campbell trained as a teacher and joined the St. Catharines Collegiate faculty where he taught for 35 years. His students continued to visit Campbell throughout his life time. Campbell was truly a renaissance man. Whatever he turned his mind to was accomplished with professional flair. He loved wilderness canoeing, was a sailor, gardener, poet and Scottish dancer. His major accomplishments were as a Graphic Artist. He was also a successful sculptor, jewelry designer and worked in pottery. His love of learning and travel took him around the world. He studied in Paris with world-renowned engraver Stanley Hayter, as well as at The Copenhagen School of Fine Art. In Poland he studied Poster Making. He also spent time in Japan studying Wood Block printing. A key masterpiece was the design and building of his unique home in Niagara-on-the-Lake, which is to this day a testament to his genius. His work as a Graphic Artist is represented in The British Museum in London,the Bibliotheque National in Paris, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and in numerous other Galleries throughout Europe and North America.

To this day he is best known for his Scottish landscape oil paintings subjects from his native country of Scotland. Campbell Scott died at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Hospital on June 13, 2013.

 


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