William H. Campbell, Red Green Black Power

William H. Campbell: Red Green Black Power (1971) Acrylic on canvas
Red Green Black Power
Acrylic on canvas
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Gift of William H. Campbell in honor of Michael W. Schantz, 2010
50" x 50"

William H. Campbell was introduced to abstraction by his teacher, the great Philadelphia modernist Earl Horter. By the mid-1940s he had begun to make large, nonobjective canvases -paintings with no recognizable subject matter, just shape, line, and color.

Campbell studied at the La France Art Institute from 1928 to 1930, attended the University of Pennsylvania from 1933 to 1934, and graduated from the Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts) in 1937. He has worked as an illustrator, designer, teacher, and art director.

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