Harry Vardon, Open Champion at Prestwick GC, SCOTLAND in 1903. An Original Oil on Canvas Painting by Craig Campbell

by David Fleming

Henry William "Harry" Vardon (9 May 1870 – 20 March 1937) was a professional golfer from the Bailiwick of Jersey. He was a member of the Great Triumvirate with J H Taylor and James Braid. Vardon won The Open Championship a record six times (1996, 1898, 1899, 1903, 1911 and 1914) and also won the 1900 U S Open at Chicago Golf Club.

The Worlds best player - Within a few years he became golf's first superstar since the days of Young Tom Morris. In 1896, Vardon won the first of his record six Open Championship(a record that still stands today). Vardon had great rivalries with James Braid and J H Taylor, who each won five Open Championships; together the three formed the 'Great Triumvirate', and dominated worldwide golf from the mid-1890s to the mid-1910s. These rivalries enormously increased the public's interest in golf.

About the Artist

Craig Campbell is one of Scotland's leading portraiture and figurative artists. Finalist in the Scottish Portrait Awards 2017. Craig Campbell was born in Ayrshire , in 1960 . This area of Scotland is abundant with golf courses and playing fields , so it’s not surprising that the majority of his inspiration has come from sport and its personalities.

Craig studied at The Glasgow School of Art and then spent his early years working in London as a Graphic Illustrator for several of the leading agencies. His love for all sports, golf in particular, brought him back to his painting.

This is an artistic interpretation of Harry Vardon from the Open Championship in1903 at Prestwick, Birthplace of the Open Championship and host venue 24 times.

Original Oil on Canvas Painting is 30”x 24” (unframed )

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