Hugh Cameron (artist)
He was born in Edinburgh on 4 August 1835, the eldest son of John Cameron (b.1790) and his wife Isabella Armstrong (b.1800). He was apprenticed to an architect in 1849. In the same year, he began classes at the Trustees Academy. He showed a flair for art and took additional classes under Robert Scott Lauder.
In 1878 he co-founded the Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour. In 1880 he was sharing a house and studio at 12 Queen Street, Edinburgh with George Hay RSA. This is an outstanding and prestigious property.
In 1877 he was married to Jessie Thomson Anderson (1846-1905) of Glasgow widow of Alexander Allan. His son Hugh S Cameron was also an artist.
- Edinburgh Post Office directory 1880
- Edinburgh Post Office Directory 1900
- Edinburgh Post Office Directory 1910