Charles Hay-Campbell

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Born Edinburgh, Scotland; educated at Linton House School, and at London University. Studied at St John's Wood Art School and Westminster Art School and was a Fine Art Scholar with Slade School of Art under Legros in 1886; awarded scholarship and prize 1892. Was art master at Bradfield College, Berkshire 1899–1915. Emigrated to New Zealand 1915 and was Art Master at Wanganui Collegiate School 1915–30; member of Wanganui Arts and Crafts Society 1916–36, President 1931–35. He exhibited in group exhibitions Wanganui, Wellington, Auckland, and Christchurch: had one-man shows in Wellington. Died in Wanganui. Work included in Centennial Ex Wtn 1940. Represented: Sarjeant.

From: Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook
By Una Platts.Text extracted from the New Zealand electronic eext centre: http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-PlaNine-t1-body-d1-d562.html on 5/01/12

Charles Hay Campbell's great grandson - Jeremy Hay Campbell (London) visited the Sarjeant in Decemeber 2011 . Jeremy believed Charles also taught at Pangbourne College in Barkshire before he came to New Zealand. He was also very interested in the two portraits we had specifically because he has seen little of his portrait work and there are none in the family collection, indicating that they are perhaps more rare and may have been specifically commisioned or may be the result of close relationships with the sitters.
b.1867, d.1936
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