Gordon Cameron was born in Aberdeen, 1916 and educated at Gray's School of Art under Robert Sivell and James Cowie. He has work in numerous collections including those of the museums and galleries of Aberdeen, Perth, Dundee and Paisley and also in private collections internationally. In 1953 he joined the staff of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee. With his wife, the painter Ellen Malcolm, he settled in Invergowrie, to the west of Dundee and this village became the subject of much of his later work. Gordon was one of Scotland's senior artists who taught many generations of painters in Dundee.