Hugh Cameron

Hugh Cameron, R.S.A., R.S.W. (1835-1918) - During the 1870s Cameron produced a number of paintings depicting Scottish country people engaged in hard farm tasks, or collecting and dragging firewood. Several of these compositions suggest the influence of Jean François Millet's scenes of peasant life. First exhibited in 1871 at the Royal Academy. Hugh Cameron studied under Robert Scott Lauder at the Trustees Academy in Edinburgh. He was a member of the Royal Scottish Academy and the Royal Scottish Watercolour Society. He exhibited from 1871 in London at the Royal Academy, the Suffolk Street Gallery and the Grafton Gallery. Cameron is a well listed and popular 19th Century artist owned and displayed by numerous important museums and galleries, with his works being sold at many of the largest auction houses in the world.