Kate Cameron

RSW RE Born: 1874
Place of Birth: Glasgow
Died: 1965

Kate Cameron was born in Hillhead, Glasgow, in 1874. She is the sister of Sir D.Y. Cameron and one of seven children of a country minister and his artistic wife. Kate Cameron studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1890-93 under Francis Henry Newbery and later at Académie Colarossi in Paris with Gustave Courtois.

Cameron was a talented illustrator, and between 1904 and 1910 she illustrated a number of children's fairy tales and legends. Flowers were her life's passion, and her earlier flower pieces from the 1890s and early 1900s are normally rich in colour. She had a delicate style, and a careful drawing technique.

In 1928 she married an art collector. Cameron was a prominent member of the Glasgow Society of Lady Artists, and she exhibited widely both at home and internationally. Public collections include the V&A, British Museum, Glasgow Art Gallery, City Art Gallery, Edinburgh and a collection of thirty etchings is held by the Library of Congress, Washington DC.


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