Cameron, Mary

BORN 3 Mar 1865, Edinburgh: Portobello - DIED 21 Feb 1921, Turnhouse (near Edinburgh)
BIRTH NAME Cameron, Mary Margaret
GRAVE LOCATION Edinburgh: Dean Cemetery, Dean Path (Southern Terrace, towards the east end)

Mary Cameron was the daugher of the owner of The Oban Times newspaper. She was educated at the Trustees Drawing Academy of Edinburgh where she won several prizes. At the Edinburgh Veterinary College she studied animal anatomy and she specialized in depicting horses. In 1900 she went to Spain to study the work of Velázquez and she loved Spain and its people and she lived in Madrid and Seville for a while. Spain inspired her to paint her bullfights that were controversial in Scotland.

Between 1886 and 1918 she exhibited over 50 works at the Royal Scottish Academy. In 1905 she married the horse dealer Alexis Millar in London. She died near Edinburgh in 1921. For a long time her work was largerly forgotten, but in 2019 she was put in the spotlights by the exhibition "Mary Cameron: Life in Paint" at the City Art Centre in Edinburgh.


The grave of Mary Cameron at Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh.
Picture by Androom (05 Nov 2019)


Mary Cameron (painter) - Wikipedia

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Published: 26 Dec 2019
Last update: 01 Apr 2024