CAMPBELL, Robert [Bob] Alexander

1916 - 2008

Bob Campbell

Born at Hammersmith, London on 26 September 1916, son of Joseph Campbell and his wife Daisy née Lewis. Campbell studied art at Ipswich and Edinburgh Schools of Art where he met his future wife Yvonne Drewry [q.v.] and they married at Southport in 1941 and the following year moved to Black Mill House, 196 Kirton Road, Trimley St Martin, Felixstowe, Suffolk, where they had four children but they had separated by 1968. A member of Ipswich Art Club 1938-1968 and exhibited from Columbo, 95 Colchester Road, Ipswich in 1938 an oil 'Barns at Whitton' and two watercolours 'Playford Valley' and 'Self Portrait'. In 1944 he exhibited from Black Mill House, 196 Kirton Road, Trimley St Martin, near Ipswich three oils 'David', 'Lupins', 'Elaine' and 'During an Air Raid', in 1945 an oil 'Corinne Mary', a watercolour 'David', a sculpture 'Madonna and Child', and two gouache 'Winter' and 'Mother and Child'. He regularly exhibited including in 1963 an oil 'Kirton' and a watercolour 'Still Life'; in 1964 an oil 'Farm at Trimley' two oils in 1965 'Copse, Innocent Lane, Kirton' and 'Orchard near Ipswich'; in 1966 'Fuchia', 'Betty Doxy' and 'Spring Willows' his last exhibition was in 1967 which included 'Market Place', all oils. He also exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy in 1940, from Columba, 95 Colchester Road, Ipswich. Senior art teacher at Northgate grammar school, Ipswich 1946-1968 and was President of the Felixstowe Art Group from 1956 and held the position until he moved to Canada in July 1968. He returned to England in 2001 and died at Dover, Kent in 2008.

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