Katherine Cameron

Sir David Young Cameron, 1865 - 1945. Artist

About this artwork

David Young Cameron studied at Glasgow School of Art before joining life classes at the Royal Scottish Academy. During his highly influential career, Cameron produced hundreds of etchings and sketches. He also worked in oil and watercolour, depicting mostly architecture and the Scottish landscape. Throughout his life Cameron was careful about his appearance and always neatly dressed, preferring dark clothes and resolutely refusing to wear the kilt. He may have seemed stern and unbending to strangers, but his friends described him as a charming and fine man. His economical and uncluttered compositions reflected his personality, which was quiet and retiring. This portrait of her brother is typical of Katherine Cameron's delicate, restrained drawing style.

Katherine Cameron

Katherine Cameron