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Campbell Tinning - The Newfoundland Paintings
Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery
Moose Jaw , Saskatchewan


   The Moose Jaw Museum & Art
Gallery is pleased to present
this exhibit of work by
Campbell Tinning created
during a trip to Newfoundland
in the summer of 1949.
Newfoundland joined
confederation earlier that
year and Tinning, a young
artist fresh from his success

as an Official War Artist,
was fascinated by Canada's
newest province.
   Campbell Tinning was born
in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan,
in 1910. He studied art at
Regina College and at the Art
Students' League in New York.
In 1941, he joined the
Reserves and obtained

permission to paint at the
RCAF Base in Trenton,
Ontario. This attributed to
his appointment as a War
Artist in the Historical
Section of the Canadian Army
in June 1942. After serving
as a War Artist, primarily in
Italy during 1944/45, he
returned to Canada and

settled in Montreal. His work
was included in numerous
group and solo exhibitions,
and he died in Montreal in
   Just prior to being sent
overseas, his first Army
assignment was to record the
east coast defences,
primarily in Nova Scotia;

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