Campbell Smith

b. 1925d. 2015

"Playwright, poet, wood engraver, artist, teacher, mentor – these descriptives fail to capture Waikato's Campbell Smith. He was a giant in art, gently shaping its future and its protagonists, yet always modestly, with patience, and humility."

"Campbell was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for service to the arts in 2003. In 2012 Waikato University awarded him an honorary doctorate."

~ cited from Roy Burke, 'Hamilton artist Campbell Smith dies,', July 17, 2015.

Joan Fear & Campbell Smith, ‘Untitled’ (1998), ArtPost Building, CBD, Kirikiriroa Hamilton

Images: Bronwyn Holloway-Smith, Public Art Heritage Aotearoa New Zealand, 2022