John Campbell

John Campbell Born: 1855- Died: 1924

A scenic artist, sign writer and decorator, John Campbell migrated to Australia from Scotland probably in the early 1880s, working in New South Wales and Queensland before moving to Western Australia around the turn of the 20th century.

His detailed house portraits and landscapes in oil and watercolour form a valuable record of late colonial buildings and cities, particularly Perth, and he is represented in the Art Gallery of Western Australia, the Mitchell Library and the Caroline Simpson Library of the Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales. He is included in two broad historical surveys of colonial Western Australian art and was the subject of a monographic exhibition at the Art Gallery of Western Australia in 2003.


State Library of NSW

Royal WA Historical Society

National Gallery of Australia

University of Western Australia

Homes A court Collection

Historic Houses Trust Conservation Resource Centre- NSW

Art Gallery of Western Australia