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,
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