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 Jock Williamson Galloway (James) MacDonald  (1897 - 1960)

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Lived/Active: British Columbia / Canada/Scotland      Known for: automatic painting, abstraction, surreal

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BIOGRAPHY for Jock MacDonald
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Birth
1897 (Thurso, Scotland)
 
Death
1960

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British Columbia / Canada/Scotland

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The following is courtesy of Alan Ross:

Jock Macdonald was born in 1897 Thurso, Scotland and died in 1960. He immigrated to Canada in 1926 to teach at the new Vancouver School of Decorative and Applied Arts.

Macdonald's early work was in the Group Of Seven tradition, but in 1934 he painted his first abstract or automatic work, Formative Color Activity (NG of Canada, Ottawa).

In the late 1930s he became a friend of Emily Carr, and in 1940 of Lawren Harris, who encouraged hi (showing 500 of 983 characters).



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