Alan Campbell grew up on a dairy farm in Watkinsville, GA, a stone's throw from Athens. Campbell completed his first oil painting at age 11, starting his journey toward a BFA and MFA from the University of Georgia (UGA). Campbell's rural upbringing fueled his bond with the natural world, and a summer job at the UGA Marine Institute on Sapelo Island during his freshman summer exposed him to research and science. That co-mingling of art and science defines Campbell to this day, with a successful career as a world-renowned environmental and expedition artist working in some of the remotest locations on the planet, from the ice fields of Antarctica to the rain forests of Costa Rica and Peru.
Campbell's studies eventually took him to UGA's study abroad program in Cortona, Tuscany. Just below Cortona's ancient walls, on the hillside carpeted with olive trees, sits the city's tribute to High Renaissance architecture — Santa Maria delle Grazie al Calcinaio. The church was built between 1485 and 1513 by the Shoemakers Guild and is the masterpiece of Francesco di Giorgio Martini. In his painting of this iconic structure, Alan employs his well-known ability to orchestrate color, light and luminosity to evoke a sense of place, perfectly capturing the setting, the church's Latin cross design and its elegant dome.
• 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
• Finished Puzzle Size: 19.25" x 26.625"
• Linen pieces on quality blueboard backing
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