(1821 - 1853)
Daniel Macdonald was active/lived in United Kingdom. Daniel Macdonald is known for dramatic historical genre painting, sketches, illustrations.
The following exhibition review by Dan Barry, is from the "Art & Design" section of The New York Times, February 18, 2016. The exhibition was held at Ireland's Great Hunger Museum, Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut.
"The Artist Who Dared to Paint Ireland's Great Famine"
HAMDEN, Conn. — It is called An Gorta Mor, or the Great Hunger, an evocative term that still fails to convey the full horror of the Irish potato famine, perhaps the single worst catastrophe in 19th-century Europe. Between 1845 and 1852, Ireland lost more than a quarter of its population to starvation, disease and emigration, while its English overlords hemmed, hawed and, in at least one prominent case, cited God’s will as justification.
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