Ronald Cameron NDD
1930 – 2013
His parents were Scottish and lived in South London where his father had a chemist shop. At eleven years old Ronald went to the local grammar school, Wilson′s which during the war years was evacuated to Horsham, Sussex. Whilst there, he developed his interest in art. The school very wisely noted his talent and allowed him to forego many of the traditional school subjects, instead he spent many more hours drawing and painting in the art room.
His major inspiration came from seeing the Rokeby Venus by Velasquez in the National Gallery, as a young teenager, he was stunned by the beauty of the painting. This inspiration has lasted a lifetime as can be seen throughout his work over the years.
From 1947 – 1953 he attended Camberwell College of Art. Studying sculpture under Doctor Vogel and gained the National Design Diploma.
Ronald captures the attention of many buyers who admire the classical style of sculpture, indeed he has a world wide following. People love beautiful shapes and he makes every effort to satisfy this desire. Beauty can make work immortal, if that is so his work will last.
In those days the art world was changing. Henry Moore had a very powerful influence on the sculpture of the day, he was the contemporary idol. However, even in those formative years Ronald refused to be pulled in that direction. He loved the traditional work, greatly admiring both Canova and Bernini, because of this, his tutors at college showed little interest in his or his work and he was left very much to his own devices.
In the sculpture class he met Dorothy a pretty young student who became the love of his life. They have now been together for over sixty years.
After two years with the Gordon Highlanders in Malaya as a national serviceman, he spent ten years as a black and white line drawing artist with an advertising agency. During those years in his spare time he undertook different sculpture work. By 1963 he became a full-time professional sculptor.
Ronald Cameron has established an international reputation for detailed and accurate work. His sculptures are widely collected and he has undertaken many prestigious commission. Ronald Cameron now concentrates his talents on the classical theme of the female nude figure which he presents in a modern manner, designed to portray the poise and confidence of the dynamic young woman of today.