« | Home | »

Peter Campbell

Tags:

Peter Campbell, the LRB’s resident designer and art critic, who wrote more than 300 pieces for the paper since almost its very first issue and painted or designed the covers, died this afternoon. His review of Rooms with a View: The Open Window in the 19th Century by Sabine Rewald will appear in the issue just gone to press.

One of Peter Campbell's first watercolour covers

Comments on “Peter Campbell”

  1. Lindsey Shaw-Miller says:

    This is a shock. The painterly flair of his covers will be greatly missed. Art coverage in the LRB has for so long been personnified by the particular timbre of his commentary. RIP.

  2. faiz says:

    I am so sad to hear this. Peter Campbell was a constant in the LRB and I have always loved his careful attention to typefaces and colors in the cover. I reflect on his legacy and hold him in fond memory

  3. nilla beer says:

    what a great loss – loved his work – without wishing to sound cheapskate, could you re-run them? They are timeless and I’d love to see them appear again

Comment on this post

Log in or register to post a comment.


  • Recent Posts

    RSS – posts

  • Contributors

  • Recent Comments

    • Harry Stopes on Trump, #takeaknee and American History: The response to James McClean, a West Brom player from Derry who refuses to wear the poppy on his shirt during October/ November (like the parading of...
    • Thomas Jones on Glen Newey 1961-2017: A message from Glen Newey's family: We are asking for contributions from Glen’s friends, colleagues and students around the world in the hope of ...
    • shosha shuldeiner on The Conventional Mr Hefner: I think the answer to your query as to why has the adjective 'conventional' been attached to Mr. Hefner's description, lies in the the observation of ...
    • Jeremy Bernstein on The Conventional Mr Hefner: I had one encounter with Playboy. I had written a profile of Stanley Kubrick for the New Yorker that centered on chess. I was visiting Oxford and was ...
    • RobotBoy on ‘This Bankrupt Island’: Around five million Puerto Ricans (and those of PR descent) live on the U.S. mainland - more than on the island. There are over 700,000 Puerto Ricans ...

    RSS – comments

  • Contact

  • Blog Archive

Advertisement Advertisement