Janet Campbell

Born in Brooklyn, NY, Janet Campbell began her art training in high school, attending Pratt Institute's summer sessions. Traveling west after graduation to Reed College, she received her BA in History-Literature and studied calligraphy and paleography with Robert Palladino and Lloyd Reynolds. She continued studying calligraphy, paleography, and manuscript decoration in Portland, Oregon at the Portland Society of Arts and Crafts under Ruth Joslyn, also attending workshops with Joyce Graff and Donald Jackson. Returning east, to Binghamton, NY, she worked as a calligrapher and illustrator and taught calligraphy. Moving to the Boston area in 1980, Campbell continued to teach calligraphy and also college English, while pursuing her MA and PhD in English at Tufts. At the Cambridge Center for Adult Education she expanded her artistic scope, studying drawing with Phil Press; drawing, oil painting (portrait and plein air), silverpoint, and pastel with David Wenstrom and Catherine Ezell; watercolor with Dudty Fletcher and Haji Aso, and, since 2005, printmaking with Selma Bromberg. She has exhibited with the Blacksmith House Printmakers, the Cambridge Art Association, and in several small group and solo shows.

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