New Glasgow Boy Campbell dies

  • 17 August 2007

A critically acclaimed Glaswegian artist has died at the age of 53. Steven Campbell suffered a ruptured appendix on Wednesday night and died due to complications. He was one of the famous “New Glasgow Boys” along with Peter Howson, Ken Currie and Adrian Wisneiwski, all of whom studied together at The Glasgow School of Art. Campbell did not like this label and the group never worked together. After studying Campbell moved to New York as a Fulbright scholar after which he forced himself into an exile during which he almost gave up his art. However, five years ago he returned to produce a show at Edinburgh’s Talbot Rice Gallery, for which he was highly regarded. Campbell’s wife Carol was with him when he died.

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