William Ross Cameron Biography

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William Ross Cameron (1893-1971) Illustrator, etcher, watercolorist, lithographer. Born in NYC on June 14, 1893. By 1905 Cameron had settled in San Francisco where he later studied under Macky and Martinez at the CSFA and Perham Nahl at the CCAC. After further art studies in London and Paris, he worked as a freelance illustrator and as a staff artist for the Oakland Post, San Francisco Chronicle and Call Bulletin newspapers.

Willam Ross Cameron (1893-1971)

By 1930 he was exhibiting nationally and was known for his miniature watercolors of the San Francisco Bay area. He had then moved across the bay to Alameda and later settled in Berkeley. Cameron died there on Dec. 9, 1971.

Member: SWA; Alameda AA; Artists Guild of America; SFAA; Calif. Society of Etchers; Oakland AA; Thirteen Watercolorists.


Oakland Art Gallery, 1917, 1928, 1932, 1934; Calif. Society of Etchers, Stanford Univ., 1928; SFAA, 1931; GGIE, 1939; Society for Sanity in Art, CPLH, 1940.


AIC; De Young Museum; PAFA. AAA 1917-33; WWAA 1936-41: FId: lnvw.

Biography courtesy of Crocker Art Museum

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