John Campbell Mitchell (1862-1922)

John Campbell Mitchell RSA (1862-1922) ARSA 1904, RSA 1919 - born Campbeltown, he studied at the RSA Schools and settled in Edinburgh where he remained all his life.

He painted broad expanses of moorland and rolling countryside seen under changeable skies - some areas bathed in strong sunlight, others turning from blue to purple as the clouds cast their shadows. He also painted wide expanses of blue sea and sand. Campbell Mitchell represents the best of this kind of Scottish landscape painting - pure, clear colours, a fluent oil technique and great sense of movement. He rarely used watercolour, but was nevertheless competent in the medium. He died in Edinburgh.