Born in Slateford, Scotland in 1839, MacWhirter came to America in 1877 and spent several years in California. Internationally known as an etcher, he was a member of London's Royal Academy. He died in London, England in 1911.
World's Columbian Expo (Chicago), 1893.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"Artists of the American West
(Doris Dawdy); Index of Artists
(Daniel Mallett); Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs
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