Dino Campbell – “Blessed Are the Peacemakers”

Blessed Are the Peacemakers

After my first post regarding the work of Dino Campbell, I received quite a few messages from individuals who had either known him, or his work. Individuals who, like me, wondered why more isn’t available on his remarkable talent. As such, I sort of became the repository for all things Dino. I have more of these which I will eventually be posting, but they need a lot of clean-up, so it will happen as time is available.

This one is entitled “Blessed Are the Peacemakers”, and I am 87% certain that it was one of the prints that my father used to own.

Here is a bit more that I have learned about the man since my initial post: Dino Campbell was born in St. Louis in 1935. He attended the Choulnard Art Institute, the Art Center School (both ln Los Angeles), and he also attended Mexico University and the American Academy ln Chicago. He won scholarships to the Otis Art Institute ln Los Angeles and the Koelner Werkschule in Cologne, West Germany, and has travelled and painted extensively in Spain, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Greece and Turkey. In fact, I have received accounts of his travels (and residences) all over the world. I still have no information on his death other than hearsay.

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12 Responses to “Dino Campbell – “Blessed Are the Peacemakers””

  1. Lollie Says:

    I knew Dino from Hide Park back in the ’70’s.He did”A Self Portrait” in shades of blue

  2. Your Dad Says:

    You are 100% right. I had three (3) Dino prints. The one which I gave to you. “Blessed are the Peacemakers” which I gave to Ruth Kempner. And a third one which unfortunately met its demise to water damage.

  3. Your Dad Says:

    Oops! Kill that first message. Essentially it’s correct, nut YOU got “Blessed are the Peacemakers” and Ruth got one that looked like a multiple Buddah.

  4. Mary Tim Baggott Says:


    I have a number of Dino’s posters that came from my father’s home in the Chicago area. They’ve been rolled up so would need to be gently flattened before displaying. I’d like to find a good home for them. I can list the titles if you’re interested.

    One is The Witness.

    Mary Tim Baggott

  5. Mary Tim Baggott Says:

    If this reference is to the same Dino, he died of cancer in the mid-1960’s. http://books.google.com/books?id=x3bGA2dIOcAC&pg=PA243&lpg=PA243&dq=%22Dino+Campbell%22+-Michael,+-Mike,+-discography,+-music&source=bl&ots=aH0CMvwFoP&sig=wz5dtf00uJh2nd6i7YFCtNiLfXQ&hl=en&sa=X&ei=6S64T6yNOY-J6gG-xfzlCg&ved=0CGEQ6AEwBzhQ#v=onepage&q=%22Dino%20Campbell%22%20-Michael%2C%20-Mike%2C%20-discography%2C%20-music&f=false

  6. Mary Tim Baggott Says:

    Not that a death in the 1960s fits with people having known him in the 1970s. And I believe my posters are copyrighted 1970.

  7. Christine Marie Says:

    Wow……..just saw this post and I have been looking for something about DINO for years. I have a copy of “Blessed are the Peacemakers”. I bought it in Chicago, in an antique store on State Street over thirty years ago. the proprietors did not seem to know anything about it.
    A few years ago my daughter saw it in a movie….but by the time she told me, she had forgotten what movie!
    It has been one of my prized possessions for years and would so love to know more about the artist.

  8. Gary Wenkle Smith Says:

    I had three of Dino’s pieces from the early seventies. I still have one of Jesus with a crown of thorns. I would love to find more of his work.I had one where two Black children were sitting in the seat of an old Model A truck, and on the door was a poster of a Black trumpet player, with a tube coming out of the trumpet into the flat tire on the truck. I cannot remember the other. They both went missing. Do you have any idea how to find anymore of his work. I would love a copy of “Blessed are the Peacemakers.”

  9. Jim Redson Says:

    I have a pencil sketch by Dino Campbell.
    Is there a website where I might find his prints available?

  10. mimi Says:

    I used to see Dino at the Old Town Art Fair in the 1960’s. I fell in love with one of his large paintings, a monochrome in burnt sienna with multiple faces and figures, kind of dreamlike, about 5′ x 6′. I was only in high school and didn’t have the means to buy it.

    Does anyone know what happened to him or to this painting?

  11. Rafiki Cov Says:

    I have 2 prints. I believe they were brought from Chicago. Copyrighted 1970’s. Or perhaps he was in Minneapolis at one point. Don’t know. This is the most information I have seen to date. Artist should not leave us a mystery. Will check back to see if more information appears. This has been a good find.

  12. CJ Austin Says:

    I just bought a print “In this gentle moment of knowing”
    It’s signed Dino & copyright 1970. I was so wanting to read about the artist!

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