Born in Aberdeen in 1916, Gordon Cameron studied at the Gray's School of Art under Robert Sivell and James Cowie. He won numerous awards and scholarships and became co-illustrator of Prof. R.D. Lockhart's 'Anatomy of the Human Body'. Between 1946 and 1951, he was part-time lecturer at Gray's. Following this, from 1952 he lectured full-time at the Dundee College of Art, teaching many generations of painters including Will Maclean and Alberto Morrocco. In 1981, he retired as Deputy Head of School of Drawing & Painting. He had been elected A.R.S.A. in 1958 and R.S.A. in 1971 and his work is now held in numerous collections including the museums and galleries of Aberdeen, Perth, Dundee and Paisley. His work also appears in private collections internationally.