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Jeffery Camp

Born at Oulton Broad in Suffolk, 1923.

Studied at the Lowestoft and Ipswich Schools of Art (1939-40) and at Edinburgh College of Art (1941-44). He was awarded the Andrew Grant Travelling Scholarship in 1944 and 1945 followed by the David Murray Bursary for landscape painting in 1946.

A lyrical style of landscape painting has been the major element of Camp’s work, often featuring the drama of coastal views seen from high viewpoints and incorporating people relishing scene. He has been a prolific exhibitor throughout his career and had his first solo show at the Beaux Arts Gallery in London in 1963. His latest solo exhibition was at the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings in 2013 at the age of ninety.

Teaching has been an important activity for Camp, seen by him almost as an obligation to future generations of artists; he taught at Chelsea School of Art and at the Slade School between 1960 and 1988 and published best-selling books on drawing (1981) and painting (1986).

His work can be found in many public collections including the Arts Council, the British Council, Tate Gallery, the University of London and Norwich Castle Museum.