D. Y. Cameron: Mystic Beauty and Sacred Space



 Sketch and Etching of Ben Ledi


On View:

28 September – 7 December 2018
Robert and Karen Hoehn Family Galleries

This exhibition represents the first time that the career of the legendary Scottish artist, Sir. David Young Cameron (1865-1945), has been surveyed in depth in California. For most of the first half of the twentieth century, Cameron was among the most celebrated British printmakers in the world. Collectors competed avidly for his latest prints, paying record-setting prices and inflating the market for his finest impressions of the Scottish Highlands and medieval church structures.  Over 50 works, including etchings, drawings, watercolors, photogravures, and oil paintings by both the artist and his close contemporaries make up D. Y. Cameron: Mystic Beauty and Sacred Space.  The majority of these works are taken from the increasingly strong permanent collections of the University of San Diego, with select loans from private individuals augmenting this unique presentation.  An illustrated, scholarly catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

Images at top: D.Y. Cameron, Ben Ledi, 1911, pencil, conte crayon and watercolor (left); etching and drypoint (right)

Gallery Hours:

Monday – Friday: noon – 5:00pm
Thursdays: noon – 6:00pm
Closed university holidays. Admission is free.



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Opening Reception:
Thursday, 27 September 2018
5:00 – 7:00pm
Hoehn Family Galleries, Founders Hall
Light refreshments and appetizers will be serves. No reservations required.