Cressida Campbell (born 1960) is an Australian artist.
Campbell developed an interest in woodblock printing when she studied in 1980 at the Yoshida Hanga Academy in Tokyo. The unique design of her artworks; by starting off with drawing the design on a sheet of plywood forms the basis of the artwork. "If the drawing is wrong, then everything goes wrong".[this quote needs a citation]
Her success as an artist by the percentage of her work sold proves that she is one of Australia's most successful artists. Her exhibitions are sold out prior to the opening night, further highlighting the popularity of the artwork.
She exhibited in London in 2001 (when Germaine Greer introduced her at the opening) and 2003. As of 2006, her technique centers on painting her woodblocks in preparation for hand-printing with them. Margaret Preston is described as a strong influence on her.
- The Woodblock Painting of Cressida Campbell with an introduction by John McDonald, art critic of The Sydney Morning Herald and a foreword by Edmund Capon, director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 360 pp. Hardback.
- Cressida Campbell web site
- Cressida Campbell at the National Gallery of Australia database
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