Macdonald, James W.G. "Jock"

MACDONALD, James W.G. "Jock," artist (b 31 May 1897, Thurso, Scotland; d 3 Dec 1960, Toronto). He was teaching commercial design in England when he was appointed to the VANCOUVER School of Decorative and Applied Arts (see EMILY CARR INSTITUTE OF ART & DESIGN) in 1926. For the next 20 years he was a leading exponent of modern art in the city. He began to paint under the influence of Fred VARLEY, with whom he co-founded the short-lived but influential BC College of Arts (1933–35). When the...

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