|Campbell Archibald Mellon RBA, ROI (1876-1955).|
"Beach Huts at Gorleston".
Oil on board
Inscribed in pencil by the artist "11:30 early Sep
9 x 11 3/4 inches.
Private collection in the UK.
Purchased from the MacConnal-Mason Gallery, London, in 2000.
Campbell Archibald Mellon RBA, ROI (1876-1955).:
Painter in oils particularly of East Anglian beach and coastal scenes, Campbell Archibald Mellon started out as a businessman and began painting when he moved to Nottingham where he studied under Carl Brenner. It was not until he settled in Gorleston-on-Sea in Norfolk in his forties that he began to paint professionally. It was there that he received tuition from Sir John Arnesby Brown RA who painted in a similar style. Mellon became known for his small breezy panel paintings of the Norfolk seaside although he also painted many inland scenes in Norfolk, Suffolk, the Wye Valley, Sussex and Kent. He was a member of the Society of British Artists and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. His work is represented in public collections in Bristol, Yarmouth, Sheffield and elsewhere.