Curtis Albert Williamson was born in Brampton, Ontarion in 1867. He spent over ten years travelling and studying abroad in France and Holland during the 1880's.
Williamson was a founding member and secretary of the Canadian Art Club, as well member of its executive council in the early 1900's. He was also a member of The Royal Canadian Academy.
He was recognized as a leading portraitist, he also painted genre scenes, interiors and landscapes.
In 1904, he returned to Toronto, Ontario and that was awarded a silver medal at the St Louis Universal Exposition.
He died in 1944.