CAMPBELL, Bob

1917 - 2008

Bob Campbell

Robert Alexander Campbell, was born at Hammersmith, London on 13 July 1917, son of Joseph A. Campbell and his wife Daisy Ellen née Lewis (7 October 1893-2 September 1981), who married at the Church of the HoIy Ghost and St Stephen, Shepherds Bush, London on 26 December 1914. In 1939 Bob was a student living at 95 Colchester Road, Ipswich with his mother Daisy and sibling Joseph W. (born 2 June 1919). Bob 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, Lancashire in 1941. They then moved to Woodford, Essex, where two of their children were born, when Robert was a teacher at the then new County School at Buckhurst Hill, and in 1944 they moved to Castle Road, Ipswich and the following year purchased Black Mill House, 196 Kirton Road, Trimley St Martin, Felixstowe, Suffolk, where they had two further children. The Campbell's 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, four 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', in 1965 two oils 'Copse, Innocent Lane, Kirton' and 'Orchard near Ipswich', in 1966 'Fuchia', 'Betty Doxy' and 'Spring Willows', his last exhibits were in 1967 which included 'Market Place'. 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 on 22 December 2008.




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