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Born in Pietermaritzburg.

An artist who designed artworks for the Ceramic Studio.

Durban painter and sculptor.

Studied at the Royal College of Art and Chelsea School of Art, London; also in Paris. (The S.A. woman's who's who, Johannesburg, 1938 p. 54) 1929: Returned to South Africa. Settled in Sarnia, Natal. (E. Berman, Art and artists in South Africa, 2nd ed., Cape Town, Balkema, 1983)

Tile panel: Balfour (MP) Post Office 1937
Tile panel: Coligny Post Office 1937
Tile panel: Kalk Bay Post Office 1936
Tile panel: Lusikisiki Post Office 1936
Tile panel: Muizenberg Post Office 1934
Tile panel: Tsomo Post Office 1934
Tile panel: Tzaneen Post Office 1934


Entry from 1938 Who's Who (see right)

CAMERON, Miss ISA, daughter of Mrs. and the late Mr. W. M. Cameron, of Scotland. Miss Cameron was born in Pietermaritzburg and was educated in Maritzburg and London, where she studied art, winning a small scholarship at the Chelsea School of Art, attended the Royal College of Art, and studied in Paris. She returned to South Africa in 1929, and since then has completed many works of art, both in colour and in sculpture. She is particularly interested in Native and Indian types; has designed panels in various Post Offices in the Union; exhibited at the Empire Exhibition in Johannesburg in 1936. Her special inclination goes towards decorating and designing. Her parents came to South Africa about forty-five years ago. Her recreations are swimming and travel. Miss Cameron resides in Sarnia, near Durban, Natal.

Ref: The South African Woman's Who's Who. 1938. Biographies (Pty) Ltd. Johannesburg: pg 54. Submitted by William MARTINSON

All truncated references not fully cited in 'References' are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.

Books citing CAMERON

Hillebrand, Melanie. 1991. The women of Olifantsfontein - South African studio ceramics : Die vroue van Olifantsfontein - Suid-Afrikaanse ateljee-keramiek . Pretoria: South African National Gallery. pp 15