Alex Cameron is one of Canada’s most celebrated painters. Cameron is known for his use of brilliant colour and his particularly thick, textured and gestural paintings. His studies at the New School of Art in 1967, under renowned abstract painters such as Graham Coughtry, Gordon Rayner and Robert Markle, would have a profound influence on the development of his practice. Cameron’s early work of the 1970s included initially fluid, gestural abstractions which eventually gave way, in the 1980s, to a more structured, formal play with colours and geometrical forms.
Cameron was one of the 14 artists selected to exhibit at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum in 1977 alongside his mentor Jack Bush and fellow abstract painter David Bolduc, a friend with whom he would take annual trips to sketch and take inspiration from the coastlines and forests of Newfoundland. Widely reviewed and written about in many publications, Cameron’s work is part of many national and international public and private collections including the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Art Collection and the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada in Ottawa.
—Courtesy of Waddington's
Signature: Signed, titled and dated 1989 on the reverse
Private Collection, Toronto
About Alex Cameron
Canadian, b. 1947, based in Toronto, ON, Canada