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John MacDonald

 (1829 - 1901)
John Blake MacDonald was active/lived in United Kingdom, Scotland.  John MacDonald is known for historical genre and landscape painting.

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John MacDonald


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A Scottish historical genre and landscape painter, he was born in Boharm and studied with Robert Scott Lauder (RSA 1803-1869).  MacDonald exhibited frequently at the RSA as well as the RA from 1866-1876.  He was elected ARSA in 1862 and RSA in 1877.

Wood writes: "His historical subjects were mostly from the Jacobite period.  In later life gave up figure painting for landscape...MacDonald's work was of a conventional type, and he used the dark colours and chiaroscuro effects of  Lauder and his pupils."

MacDonald died in 1901, in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Sources:
Wood, Christopher. Dictionary of Victorian Painters, 1971
Harris, Paul, M.A.A Concise History of Scottish Painters, Edinburgh 1976

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About  John MacDonald

Born:  1829 - Boharm
Died:   1901 - Edinburgh, Scotland
Known for:  historical genre and landscape painting