(1861 - 1948)
William Alister MacDonald was active/lived in United Kingdom. William MacDonald is known for painting.
William Alister Macdonald was the son of a
Scottish Free Church Minister from Clyne, Sutherland. Mcdonald painted in oils and watercolor the views of London and the Thames and
also West Highland scenes.
He exhibited in
London between 1892-1936 at the Society of British Artists, the Royal
Academy and elsewhere. He had two exhibitions at the Arlington Galleries
in London in 1935 and 1936 and the Guildhall Art Gallery have a
collection of London views that were purchased at the second exhibition.
It is his London views that are most collected.
He traveled widely,
particularly in the South Pacific, and lived at one time in Gauguin's
house in Tahiti. He died at the age of 96 at Pao Pao, Ile de Moorea,
French Oceana in 1956.