Katharine Cameron

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Katharine Cameron
The Immortals!.jpg
Back row: Frances MacDonald
middle row L-R: Margaret Macdonald, Katharine Cameron, Janet Aitken, Agnes Raeburn, Jessie Keppie, John Keppie
front row L-R: Herbert McNair, Charles Rennie Mackintosh (circa 1894).
Born (1874-02-26)26 February 1874
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Died 1965
Nationality British
Education Glasgow School of Art
Known for Painting, Illustration
Arthur Kay (m. 1928)

Katharine Cameron RWS RE (26 February 1874 – 1965) was a Scottish artist.[1]


Born in Hillhead, she studied at the Glasgow School of Art, from 1890 to 1893. She studied at the Atelier Colarossi, with Gustave Courtois. In 1928 she married Arthur Kay.

She was a member of the Glasgow Society of Lady Artists. She exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy, from 1894 to 1965. She also worked as a book illustrator.[2]


Books illustrated included:

  • The Yellow Book (1897), contributor
  • Mary McGregor – Stories of King Arthur’s Knights (Jack, 1905)
  • Charles Kingsley - The Water Babies: Told To The Children by Amy Steedman (Jack,1905)
  • Louey Chisholm - The Storks and Other Stories For The Six Year Old (Jack, 1905)
  • Louey Chisholm – The Enchanted Land(Jack, 1906)
  • Aucassin and Nicolette (12th Century French Song Story) (1908)
  • Amy Steedman – Legends and Stories of Italy (Jack, 1909),
  • Louey Chisholm – In Fairyland: Tales Told Again (Jack, 1910)
  • Louey Chisholm – Celtic Tales Told To The Children (Jack, 1910)
  • James Richmond Aitken – In A City Garden (Foulis, 1913)
  • Edward Thomas – The Flowers of Love: An Anthology of Flower Poems. A Series of 24 Drawings in Colour (Jack, 1916)
  • Iolo Aneurin WilliamsWhere The Bee Sucks: A Book of Flowers (Poems Chosen by I. A. Williams) (Medici Society, 1929),
  • Fiona Grierson – Haunting Edinburgh (John Lane, 1929),
  • Katherine Cameron – Iain The Happy Puppy: Being The Autobiography of a West Highland Terrier (Moray Press, 1934)


  • Rosemary Addison, Glasgow Girl: Katharine Cameron, Scottish Book Collector, 6/9, pp4–7, Edinburgh 2009
  • Jude Burkhauser et al., Glasgow Girls: Women in Art and Design 1880-1920, Canongate, Edinburgh, 1990, ISBN 9780862413323
  • John Christian, Mary Anne Stevens (eds) The Last romantics: the romantic tradition in British art, Burne-Jones to Stanley Spencer, Lund Humphries in association with Barbican Art Gallery, 1989, ISBN 978-0-85331-552-0
  • Alicia Foster, Tate women artists, Volume 19, Tate, 2004, ISBN 978-1-85437-311-3
  • Larousse Dictionary of women, Kingfisher, New York, 1996, ISBN 07523 0015 6


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