Campbell Tinning "Hibbs Cove"
Campbell Tinning "Hibbs Cove" watercolour on paper 49.8 cm x 75.6 cm
The Esplanade Art Gallery is pleased to present this exhibition of work by Campbell Tinning created during a trip to Newfoundland in the summer of 1949. Newfoundland joined confederation earlier that year and Tinning, a young artist fresh from his success as an Official War Artist, was fascinated by Canada’s newest province.
Campbell Tinning was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, in 1910. He studied art at Regina College and at the Art Students’ League in New York. In 1941, he joined the Reserves and obtained permission to paint at the RCAF Base in Trenton, Ontario. This attributed to his appointment as a War Artist in the Historical Section of the Canadian Army in June 1942. After serving as a War Artist, primarily in Italy during 1944/45, he returned to Canada and settled in Montreal. His work was included in numerous group and solo exhibitions and he died in Montreal in 1996.