Benjamin Cam Norton (1835 – 1900)
Born in Sheffield in 1835, Benjamin Cam Norton was a 19th Century landscape painter who spent his career primarily working for private patrons within the Midlands.
Benjamin frequently attended events at Doncaster and Newmarket racecourses where he would often paint the racehorses on the course. Although most commonly known for his speciality horse paintings which include ‘Primrose II with C. Wood Up’ and ‘Stilton of the 9th Lancers’, Benjamin Cam Norton has also painted prize cattle and human portraits throughout his career and in 1862, produced a family portrait set against the Derbyshire Moors which some believe to be a portrait of the Norton Family.
In 1862 at the age of 27, Benjamin Cam Norton exhibited two paintings at the British Institute. These paintings were ‘Shades of Evening, Waiting for the Drover’ and ‘The Random Shot.