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Alison Stilwell Cameron

January 1, 2019

1984 – Carmel, California

Alison Stilwell Cameron was a graduate of the Peking American School in Beijing, China, where she was one of the rare Americans to be invited to study Chinese traditional painting under Prince P’u Ju and Yj Fei-An. At the age of seventeen, she held her first one-woman show at the Peking Institute of Fine Arts where a leading Chinese art critic described her as “the first Occidental to grasp the feeling and technique of Oriental art…” Her paintings have been exhibited in many of the major museums and galleries of this country including the Northwood Gallery. She was a member of the board of directors, National Committee on United States-China Relations, belonged to the Society of Women Geographers, and was a Senior Fellow Emeritus and board member of the Chingling Fountation and the Monterey Institute of International Studies. She was listed in Who’s Who of American Women and Who’s Who in the West. She was the author-illustrator of two books, one a chidren’s story and the other a manual on painting, as well as the author of an article on contemporary Chinese artists for World Monitor Magazine.