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Pullman resident since 2009
"For Everything I do, whether by myself or with another, must have as its sole aim the service and harmony of all." --- C.J. Jung.
At an early age, Mr. Chris Campagna knew how to draw and paint. Being in the hospital for most of his early childhood, painting, reading and drawing were a few of the things that he could do. Chris Campagna sold his 1st painting at the age of 5 to a doctor of his Opened Heart Surgery team; and than another and another. Chris Campagna sold numerous paintings before he was 7 years old. At the age of 8, Mr. Campagna's father died, (Frank Campagna I) leaving him and three other brothers to be raised by a single mother (Recently passed away Virginia). He discontinued to draw and paint at that time. At the age of 10 he suffered another traumatic blow when he was burnt over 90% of his body. It took him over 2 years and several operations to relearn how to use his arms. Mr. Campagna's heart stopped twice that day.
Chicago - based Artist, Chris Campagna (Designer, Fine Artist, Muralist, Painter, Sculptor ) took up painting again at the young age of 25, realizing his purpose in life; to create, to BECOME "CAMPAGNA" the Artist.
Mr Campagna is quoted: "I am an artist. Between here and there I have flat-lined on a hospital table 3 times for over 23 minutes. That has morphed me to what I have become today. I have always been an artist. When I pass, my task will be to create the sunrise and the sunset for the big guy upstairs. As an artist for many years; I have found that I have intertwined my personal destiny into the destiny of mankind and evoked in us all of those beneficent forces that ever and anon have enabled humanity to find refuge from peril and to out live the longest night. I try to instill HOPE in the hearts of men.... Through perseverance and hard work I drive my force into the moment and encapsulate art that a 3 year old as well as a 93 year old can comprehend. I believe that The Common goal for mankind is the Common good for mankind and I wield my paintbrush as my sword. My battle cry is "Onward and Upwards"." - Chris Campagna
SCULPTURES: Cows on Parade - (Chicago), CoolGlobes - (Chicago), 5 sculptures for Pigs on Parade - (Seattle), 3 Sculptures for the Miami Grand Opera House - (Miami), 2 Sculptures for the Return of the Pigs on Parade - (Seattle), 4 sculptures for The Great Chicago Fire Hydrants - (Chicago) 2 of the sculptures are permanent at Michigan Ave. and Chicago Ave.plus more not listed.
MURALS AND DESIGN: The underwater murals at the Navy Pier McDonalds, the giant mushrooms at the Rainforest Cafe - Chicago, The Macy's - Marshall Field's State Street Christmas Horns, Countless murals and exhibits at the Museum of Science and Industry, Murals and sculptures at the Miami Grand Opera House, Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Lincoln Park Zoo, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Murals at the Hard Rock Cafe - Las Vegas, The Royal George Theatre, The Jeremy Piven Theatre, the faux finishes at Quarttino's on State street, Pompeii Bakeries, Leona's, Prima La Pizza as well as Sweet Baby Ray's in Wrigley.
CHARITIES: Mr. Campagna has donated and sat on the Board of Director for many charities, Non for Profits and 501s including: Inspiration Cafe, One Inspired Night, TPAN, Art Therapy Connection, Frontline's Hooked on Art. He has also worked on Cows on Parade, Created 7 Pigs on Parade sculptures for Seattle's Pike Place Market Foundation, the featured "Atlas" sculpture for Coolglobes where he was featured on the front page of the Chicago Tribune Thursday, May 3. 2007. His art has been in 4 books at this time.
Mr. Campagna currently resides and has a studio in Historic Pullman with his lovely wife and son; He wife has another child on the way. He is creating not only visually, but presently also writing, and for the most part spending time with his family.
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