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Jack Macartney

 (1893 - 1976)
Jack Macartney was active/lived in California.  Jack Macartney is known for town-landscape, marine.

Jack Macartney

Biography from the Archives of askART

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“Jack Macartney was born in San Francisco and now resides in Laguna Beach. He studied with the Business Men’s Art Institute, Edgar Payne, William T. McDermitt, and Sam Hyde Harris. Mr. Macartney was thirty years in the woodwork manufacturing business in Los Angeles; he came to that city in 1903 when it had a population of about 150,000. He has worked as a technical writer for Northrop Aircraft during and after the Second World War. Mr. Macartney moved to Laguna Beach in 1958. He served in the U. S. Air Service in World War I. He has received awards in a number of exhibitions, and his paintings are in a number of private collections and two public schools. He belongs to Painters and Sculptors Club, Artists of the Southwest, Business Men’s Art Institute, and the Laguna Beach Art Association.” (from June 1961 Laguna Beach Art Association cat.) (Another bio in Laguna Beach Art Association cat. 1978)

Source: Nancy Dustin Moure, "Publications in California Art No. 11 , Index to California Art Exhibited at the Laguna Beach Art Association, 1918-1972; 2015 edition"

Biography from Crocker Art Museum Store
Jack Macartney was born in San Francisco, CA on March 15, 1893. Jack was first taught to paint by his father Henry C. Macartney. After moving to southern California, he further studied with William T. McDermitt, Arthur Beaumont, Eliot O'Hara, Edgar Payne, and Sam Hyde Harris. For 30 years he was in the woodwork manufacturing business in Los Angeles while painting in his leisure. He also taught locally at the Businessmen's Art Institute. Upon retirement, he moved to Laguna Beach in 1958 and was active in the local art scene until his death on July 31, 1976. Realistically depicted, his scenes of San Pedro harbor, the coast, and missions are from the brush of a talented painter.

Member: Artists of the SW; Painters & Sculptors of LA; Laguna Beach AA. In: Orange Co. (CA) Museum; Laguna Beach Museum.

Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Interview with the artist or his/her family; Laguna Beach Museum of Art 1918-1978 catalog.

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About  Jack Macartney

Born:  1893 - San Francisco, California
Died:   1976 - Laguna Beach, California
Known for:  town-landscape, marine