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Thomas Campbell (Tennessee, 1834-1914) oil on board seascape painting depicting two figures working in the front of a small boat with an illuminated lantern at the bow in the foreground, with two boats and full moon in the upper right sky visible in the background. Signed lower right "T. Campbell". Housed in a carved gilt wood frame with foliate border and beaded liner. Sight: 8 3/4" H x 11 3/4" W. Framed: 14 1/2" H x 17 3/4" 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.
CONDITION: Painting overall good condition, one small paint loss fleck lower right quadrant. Scattered minor losses to the frame, primarily to corners and some light cracklure.