Lorne Campbell (art historian)

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Ian Lorne Campbell is a Scottish art historian born in Stirling in 1946. He is the author of a number of books on 14th- and 15th-century art, and a leading expert on Early Netherlandish painting, and his contributions to research and knowledge on the period are on a par with the works of Max Jakob Friedländer and Erwin Panofsky. His 1998 catalogue The Fifteenth Century Netherlandish Paintings has been described as "standard-setting".[1] He has published articles with the journals The Burlington Magazine and The Connoisseur, amongst others.

Campbell has been a curator at the National Gallery, London since 1996. He received his undergraduate degree from the Edinburgh University and PH.D. from University of London in 1973. Between 1970 and 1971 he taught at Manchester University and later at Cambridge University. From 1974, he lectured on the Northern Renaissance at The Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London.[2]

He lives in London[3] and in 2014 published his book, The Sixteenth Century Netherlandish Paintings with French Paintings before 1600, a catalogue analysing 85 works in the collection of the National Gallery, London.[4]


  • The Sixteenth Century Netherlandish Paintings, with French Paintings Before 1600. London: National Gallery, 2014. ISBN 978-1-85709-370-4
  • Renaissance Faces: Van Eyck to Titian, (with Miguel Falomir, Jennifer Fletcher, Luke Syson). London: National Gallery, 2011. ISBN 978-1-85709-407-7
  • Rogier van der Weyden: 1400–1464. Master of Passions, (with Jan Van der Stock), Leuven: Davidsfonds, 2009. ISBN 978-90-8526-105-6.
  • Van Der Weyden. London: Chaucer Press, 2004. ISBN 978-1-904449-24-9
  • Art in the Making: Underdrawings in Renaissance Paintings (with Rachel Billinge). London: National Gallery, 2002. ISBN 978-0-300-09225-7
  • The Fifteenth Century Netherlandish Paintings. National Gallery, 1998. ISBN 978-0-300-07701-8
  • Renaissance Portraits: European Portrait-Painting in the 14th, 15th and 16th Centuries, Yale University Press, 1990. ISBN 978-0-300-04675-5
  • Early Flemish Pictures in the Collection of the Queen (The Pictures in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen). Cambridge University Press, 1985. ISBN 978-0-521-26523-2


  1. ^ "Conference in Honour of Lorne Campbell on his 65th Birthday". Courtauld Institute of Art, December 2011. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
  2. ^ Campbell, Lorne. Van der Weyden. London: Chaucer Press, 2004. ISBN 1-904449-24-7
  3. ^ "(Ian) Lorne Campbell. National Portrait Gallery (London). Retrieved 12 February 2012.
  4. ^ Savage, Michael. "Sixteenth Century Netherlandish Paintings in the National Gallery". Grumpy Art Historian, 27 July 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2015.

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