Sir David Young Cameron

Sir David Young Cameron (b 28th June 1865, Glasgow U.K- d 16th September 1945, Perth U.K)

Regarded as one of the greatest masters of the British school of landscape and architectural etching, David Young Cameron started his career in business while studying part-time at the Glasgow School of Art. He abandoned his career in commerce at the age of twenty and produced his first etching two years later (1887). By the time he created his last etching (1932), Cameron had left an oeuvre of exactly 500 works of art, many of which are now considered as masterworks of original etching and engraving. David Young Cameron was a full member of the Royal Academy, the Royal Scottish Academy and the Royal Engravers. He was also knighted for his contribution to British art.