Edgar Spier Cameron
From Ottawa, Illinois, Edgar S. Cameron (1862-1944), a long-time resident of the Tree Studio Building, became a leading Chicago muralist. His training began at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, from where he transferred to the Art Students League in New York to study under William Merritt Chase and Thomas Wilmer Dewing, members of American impressionist painters known as The Ten. Cameron spent two years in Paris (1884-1886); part of that time he was enrolled in the Ecole des Beaux-Arts.
During the last decade of the nineteenth century, Cameron maintained studios and residences at 558 East Division Street (1896-1911) and at the Tree Studio Building (1913-23). He was t
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