Campbell Archibald Mellon
(1876 - 1955)
Campbell Archibald Mellon was active/lived in United Kingdom. Campbell Mellon is known for landscape painting.
Biography Campbell Archibald Mellon
Berkshire, and moving to Nottingham in 1903 to work as a traveling
salesman, Archibald Campbell Mellon (1876-1955) was determined on an
artist's life in Norfolk after witnessing World War One horrors and
following the migratory example of his painterly hero, John Alfred
Arnesby Brown. His nickname of Melancholy Mellon reflected both the
muddy palette of his early land-locked pictures and his memories of the
With Arnesby Brown installed at Haddiscoe, Mellon moved to
a house overlooking Gorleston harbor - and for three years became the
master's only known student. They were to remain life-long friends and
to die within weeks of one aOur thanks to Ian Collins for
preparing this footnote, the present painting is further discussed in
his book 'A Broad Canvas'. Ian Collins writes for the Eastern Daily
Press. His new book - Water Marks: Art in East Anglia - is published by
Black Dog Books.
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