Mott Mccampbell

Mott McCampbell graduated from East Carolina University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting. He traveled Europe and eventually settled in West Berlin where he set up his studio in the artist’s district of Kreuzberg in 1988. He became art assistant to the painter Bernd Koberling, whom he worked for for the next three years. During this time, he met the noted architect Heinz Hellermann who became McCampbell’s most important collector as well as close friend. In 1991 he moved briefly to Munich where he exhibited with the Gallery Daniel Blau.

McCampbell moved to New York City in 1993 and began working at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He initially made his studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn before eventually moving into a shared space with his partner, the painter Ed Leonard, in Greenpoint, Brooklyn in 1998.

In 2002, Heinz Hellermann sponsored a major exhibition of McCampbell’s paintings in Berlin.

McCampbell was recently featured in the second edition of the art magazine, Swipe, which was accompanied by a large exhibition on Manhattan’s upper Westside.

All images © F Mott McCampbell 2011. All Rights Reserved.