Artist's Biography & Works For Sale
Campbell Archibald Mellon was born in Berkshire on the 16th of June 1876 to Isiah Mellon and Mary Anne Mellon. He moved to Nottingham in 1903 where he continued work as a salesman and also undertook some artistic training from Carl Brenner, a nephew of the landscape painter Benjamin Williams Leader (1831-1923).
In 1918, Mellon moved and settled in Gorleston-on-sea in Norfolk after serving in the Great War. Here he met and became acquainted with Sir John Alfred Brown R.A. (1866-1955). For the next three years, Mellon became Sir John’s student and also his friend. Mellon focused on painting seascapes and some of his finest works were of and around Gorleston and Great Yarmouth. He captured the ever changing coastal atmosphere and mood with brilliant tonal qualities, clever use of texture and colour with fluid brushstrokes.
Campbell Mellon became a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy starting from 1924. He was elected to the Royal Institute of Painters in Oil in 1938, and to the Royal Society of British Artists in 1939. He was also Chairman of the Great Yarmouth Art Society.
His works can be found in private collections worldwide and museums nationally including Sheffield, Bristol, Great Yarmouth and Leeds.
We also wish to buy original oil paintings by Campbell Archibald Mellon, so if you have one for sale please contact us for.