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Process Painting-Blue Vertical LXXIII(i)-IIIm-26
© the artist. Photo credit: The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds

Process Painting-Blue Vertical LXXIII(i)-IIIm-26

Eric Cameron (b.1935)

The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds

Artist and teacher, born in Leicester, who eventually claimed dual British and Canadian citizenship. He studied painting at King’s College, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1953–7, under Lawrence Gowing, Victor Pasmore and Richard Hamilton, gaining first-class honours; then the history of art at the Courtauld Institute, 1957–9, under Anthony Blunt. Cameron lectured at the University of Leeds, 1959–69. He moved to Canada in 1969 to become associate professor, department of fine art, University of Guelph, in Ontario; was from 1976 associate professor, from 1981 full professor, at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, until 1987; then was full professor, head of the art department, University of Calgary. Cameron gave many public lectures on his own work and that of other artists and was on numerous critical, curating, art gallery and academic committees, boards and juries.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)


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