Hugh H. Campbell (1905-1997)
Born December 4, 1905 in Atchison, Kansas. He moved to the Camden, New Jersey area when he was 10 years old. Hugh Campbell left a nine-to-five job in 1930's to pursue an artist's life. He jumped into his new life with nothing but determination and a "feeling" that he could paint. He had no formal training. Training himself was his first priority, which he did by drawing over 1,000,000 free-hand circles and then over 130,000 action sketches of people on the streets. But it was the fields around his boyhood fishing spots in Mount Holly where he felt the most at home.
He commuted from Camden to Mount Holly regularly as he discovered that those fields an
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