Attributed to Thomas Campbell (Tennessee, 1834-1914) oil on board landscape depicting a woman and cows in the foreground with the sun setting on a mountain landscape in the background. Painting signed Quist lower right. (Following Campbell's death his daughter Elizabeth Quist "finished" many of his paintings) Sight: 6 3/8" H x 9 1/4" W. Framed 10 1/4" H x 13 1/2" W. Biography: Painting was a second career for Thomas Campbell, who immigrated to the United States at age 19, and was ordained as a minister in 1866. He and his family moved to East Tennessee in hopes a climate change would improve the health of his wife, Susan, but she died in 1892. At that point, Campbell, retired from the ministry and turned to art, which had been his hobby, into his job. He founded the art department at Maryville College in 1902 and headed it until his death. His paintings were exhibited regionally and won several prizes and medals. He was also active in the Nicholson Art League, and was a talented wood carver who produced picture frames and small pieces of furniture. Campbell mostly painted pastoral landscapes. Condition: Overall very good condition with one spot of minor loss and general grime to surface.
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