John N. McDonald was born on Cape Breton near Nova Scotia in 1832. A shipwright, McDonald was an amateur painter and a resident of San Francisco until his death in 1881.
Exhibited: California State Fair, 1881.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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