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Eric Macky

 (1880 - 1958)
Eric Spencer Macky was active/lived in California / New Zealand.  Eric Macky is known for portrait, landscape, still life painting.

Biography   Eric Macky


Born in Auckland, New Zealand on Nov. 16, 1880, Macky won a drawing contest at age 14 which provided a scholarship at the Elam Art School in his native city.   He then moved to Melbourne where he studied at the National Gallery School (1903-06).  

In 1907 he furthered his art training for three years in Paris at Académie Julian under Jean-Paul Laurens.  After his Paris studies, Macky settled in Oakland, CA in 1910.   Locally, he taught at the CCAC (1913-21), UC Berkeley, and CSFA where he was dean from 1919 until 1944.  Macky lectured widely in the San Francisco Bay area and was a great organizer at the San Francisco Art Ass'n and CSFA.   His oeuvre includes portraits, landscapes, scenes of San Francis

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
American Art Annual 1915-25; Who's Who in American Art 1940-56; Who's Who on the Pacific Coast 1947; Artists of the American West (Doris Dawdy); California State Library (Sacramento); Art in California (R. L. Bernier, 1916); California Art Research, 20 volumes; SF Chronicle, 5-6-1958 (obituary).

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