Cameron, Henry

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Cameron, Henry

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Henry Cameron was born on 27 March 1889 and first attended evening classes in Drawing and Painting at The Glasgow School of Art in 1903/4 while living at 9 Temple Gardens in Anniesland. His occupation is listed as coachpainter and this is mentioned again in his enrollment on the same course for the following session, 1904/5. After a gap of several years, he registered again in 1915/6 and 1917/8. For both sessions, his address is given as 83 Elderslie Street and his occupation changes to heraldry painter, then reverts to coachpainter for his final year of study.

Post Office street directories suggest he must have moved to Elderslie Street some time after 1912. He does not appear to have been born in Scotland.<p/>For many years, the College Prospectus included a breakdown of students by occupation, and in 1915-16, of the 524 ordinary students registered at the School, 10 were listed as 'housepainters, china painters etc.' This was well down on the previous year, when there were twenty from this background, and may reflect the numbers of young men signing up.


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