Duncan Cameron was born in Perthshire, Scotland and was educated at Dundee and South Kensington, London.
He is best known for his fine landscapes of the Scottish countryside around Stirling and Edinburgh, with a particular fondness for scenes of cornfields.
Cameron exhibited at the RA and at the Society of British Artists between 1872-1900, and in 1876 was awarded the Gold Medal at Crystal Palace for showing the best landscape.
He died in Edinburgh aged 79. His obituary in the Scotsman noted ‘his distinctive note… best expressed in the treatment of cornfields’.
Several UK museums and collections hold his work. Sheffield museum has a very fine cornfield scene ‘Harvest Time near St. Fillans,1877’.