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Edmund Schureman Campbell - Artist & Architect (1884-1950)

Rivanna River Alcove Watercolor on Paper  Approx:  14.5 X 19.5 Inches
Edmund Schureman Campbell was born in New Jersey October 28, 1884. He received his B.S. (1906) and M.S. (1907) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and spent the year 1911-1912 studying at l'Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris. After serving on the faculty of Carnegie Institute of Technology, the Armour Institute of Technology, and as Dean of the Beaux Art Institute of Design in New York, he came to the University of Virginia in 1927 to head the School of Architecture and to be Curator of the Bayly Museum of Fine Arts. He held these positions until his death in 1950. This information has been graciously provided by the University of Virginia. 
Example of Signature: The Date/Location and Signature: 1938, Virginia, Edmund S. Campbell 
The Provenance:
The watercolor was a wedding present to Sir John and Lady Ruth Wheeler-Bennett.  They were married at the University of Virginia Chapel - 26 March 1945.
John Whee…