James Edward Hervey MacDonald
(1873 - 1932)
James Edward Hervey MacDonald was active/lived in Ontario / Canada. James MacDonald is known for easel and mural painting-landscape, illustration.
Biography James Edward Hervey MacDonald
The oldest member and a vociferous defender of the Group of Seven, Canadian artists dedicated to creating art work that focused on Canadian subjects, James MacDonald became an important Canadian landscape painter and was also a teacher, muralist, and poet. He spent much of his career earning money as a graphic artist for the Toronto design firm of Grip Ltd.
He was born in Durham, England to Canadian parents, and at age 14, went to Hamilton, Ontario where he studied at the Ontario School of Art and Design and also at the Toronto Art Students League.
Although he primarily worked for Grip Ltd., he spent the years 1904 to 1907 in London employed by Carlton Studios.
In Canada, he painted landscapes near Torono as well as fa
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