Ted Campbell (1904-1985)

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Ted Campbell is one of the driving forces for nurturing the 20th century art scene in Saint John. In Ted’s early life he was enrolled fulltime in the Boston Museum school (1922-1923) and the National Academy of Design in New York (1924-29). He was also enrolled full time at the Art institute of Chicago from (1925-1929). He was married to fellow artist Rosamond Campbell and the Campbells lay the groundwork to become major influences in the Saint John art scene in the 1920s and 30s.

Ted was very important to the artistic community that flourished in the city, at a time when others such as Miller Brittain, Jack Humphrey, Fred Ross and Pegi Nicol MacLeod also created. Ted was an influential teacher, who encouraged and taught many of these artists; Fred Ross, being among one of the many that learned under him. Ted’s studio was a focal point for the artistic community during this period at 147 prince William Street. His studio was a safe, inclusive place for artists during the modern arts movements, and a place of support and encouragement. In the later years of Ted’s life, he and Rosamond relocated to San Miguel in Mexico.

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