Once asked why he painted such compositions, Campbell replied, "My aim is to express my vision of the world in the purest possible terms."
While Campbell’s work was inspired by iconic artists such as Picasso, Renoir, El Greco, and Daumier, his highly individualized style combined rich, vibrant colors with elaborate textures and composition. In reviews of his exhibitions, the Arizona Republic wrote: “The colorful paintings of Charles Malcolm Campbell are bright as jewels...."
We want the world to be re-introduced to Campbell (a long-time Arizona resident born in Dayton, Ohio, in 1905 and died in Phoenix in 1985), who has been hailed as one of the distinctive and imaginative contemporary American painters of the 20th century. From October 7 and daily through October 17, Shanin Renee Art Gallery will be presenting the Charles Malcolm Campbell Exhibition: A Remembered Morning at the Hozho Building (431 AZ-179, 2nd floor) on Sedona’s Gallery Row.