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Cameron, Katharine (1874–1965), watercolour painter and etcher, was born on 26 February 1874 at 16 Sardinia Terrace, Hillhead, Glasgow, the eighth of the nine children of Robert Cameron (1825–1898), minister of Cambridge Street United Presbyterian Church in Glasgow, and his wife, Margaret Johnston (...

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Katharine Cameron (1874–1965) by unknown photographer, 1931 [detail] © reserved; collection National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mackintosh, Charles Rennie (1868–1928), architect, decorative artist, and watercolour painter, was born on 7 June 1868 at 70 Parson Street, Glasgow, the fourth of the eleven children of William McIntosh (c.1837–1908), a clerk in the Glasgow police force, and his first wife, ...

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868–1928) by James Craig Annan, 1893 The Annan Gallery, Glasgow

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Melville, Arthur (1855–1904), watercolour painter, was born on 10 April 1855 at Loanhead of Guthrie, Forfarshire, the fourth son of Arthur Melville (b. 1821/2), a coachman, and his wife, Margaret Wann (b. 1823/4). When Melville was quite young, his father gained a position at ...

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Simpson, William (1823–1899), watercolour painter and journalist, was born on 28 October 1823 in a tenement in Carrick Street, Glasgow, the son of James Simpson (1791–1879), a marine engineer and mechanic, and his wife, Ann Johnstone (1786–1854). He spent fifteen months at a writing-school in ...