Frederick Campbell


Artist biography

Frederick Campbell is regarded as a well established artist, Frederick Campbell was born in 1926. Artists like Carlos Cairoli, Frank Wimberley, Elvio Avanzi, Geneviève Besse, and Axel Bengs were also born in 1926.

Further Biographical Context for Frederick Campbell

Born in 1926, Frederick Campbell's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1950s. New York City became the focus for modernism on an international scale during the Post-War period. Many artists had travelled to the city during the Second World War, fleeing in exile from Europe. This led to a substantial pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists whilst in New York, and influenced cultural growth in the United States for many decades to come. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were influential artists of this period. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revised to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.