Last week the Scottish artist Steven Campbell died at just 54 years of age. After suffering from a ruptured appendix he developed septicaemia. The artist was in intensive care for about a month before passing away on the 15th of August, 2007.
Campbell’s wife told the Scotsman “He was like a 19th-century artist, like all the greats he loved. He believed, like them, that if you truly dedicate your life to art, and give it every ounce of your being, you will make a difference.” There’s more of a tribute published here.
Note: I couldn’t find Steven Campbell’s exact date of birth, but he was born in 1953. So, the BBC reports his age as 53 and the Scotsman newspaper reports his age as 54. Regardless, it’s still a very young age.
Campbell was referred to as one of the New Glasgow Boys, along with other famous painters like Ken Currie and Peter Howson.
There’s a portfolio of Steven Campbell paintings online at the Marlborough gallery in London here.