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Acknowledgements

From the Author
I was fortunate that, in my early research, I was able to meet with Jock Macdonald’s wife, Barbara, his daughter, Fiona, and his family in Scotland, as well as many of the artists who had been Jock’s students and colleagues in Vancouver, Calgary, Banff, and Toronto. I also benefited from his copious letters to his friends.

 

In recent years, I have had the opportunity to meet another generation of the Macdonald family and I am indebted to Alasdair, Iain, and Alan Macdonald, who over the past few years, have graciously shared their memories of “Jock stories” with me.

 

The research of Ian Thom and Linda Jansma and the discoveries of Macdonald’s Nootka diary and correspondence with Grace Pailthorpe and Reuben Mednikoff have all provided important new insights into Macdonald’s understanding of his path to abstraction. The wonderful 2014 exhibition Jock Macdonald: Evolving Form and its publication, with contributions by Ian Thom, Linda Jansma, Michelle Jacques, and Anna Hudson, have allowed me once again to experience the arc of Macdonald’s evolution through his paintings. Together, they have had a significant impact on this book for the Art Canada Institute.

 

There are many people who made this book a reality: image researcher Julia Lum, image research director Cliodna Cussen, design layout director Simone Wharton, and executive editor Kendra Ward formed the capable team whose support and encouragement assisted in the process of creating this book.

 

Writing for the ACI format was a challenging task, and I was extremely fortunate to have a talented and experienced editor. Working with Rosemary Shipton was a true pleasure, and I am indebted to her for her wise counsel and sound judgment.

 

I was thrilled when I learn that Delaney Capital would be the sponsor for the monograph on Jock Macdonald. Kiki Delaney’s knowledge and leadership in the cultural sector is legendary. In my other life, I work in the field of cultural policy, and I understand, more than most, the importance of the commitment of those individuals, like Kiki, whose dedication has enriched the cultural life of our country.

 

And, finally, there is the remarkable Sara Angel! Her vision, passion, commitment, and tenacity are at the heart of ACI. Her knowledge of art history, combined with her experience in publishing and her powers of persuasion, have created a new model for writing and disseminating the history of Canadian art, making our art accessible nationally and internationally. We are all indebted to her. 

 

From the Art Canada Institute
This online art book was made possible thanks to its Lead Sponsor: Kiki and Ian Delaney. Much gratitude goes to the Canadian Online Art Book Project Founding Sponsor: BMO Financial Group.

The Art Canada Institute gratefully acknowledges its other sponsors for the 2016–17 Season: Aimia, Rosamond Ivey, The Scott Griffin Foundation, The McLean Foundation, and TD Bank.

Thanks also to the Art Canada Institute Founding Patrons: Jalynn H. Bennett, Butterfield Family Foundation, David and Vivian Campbell, Albert E. Cummings, Kiki and Ian Delaney, the Fleck Family, Roger and Kevin Garland, Gershon Iskowitz Foundation, The Scott Griffin Foundation, Michelle Koerner and Kevin Doyle, Phil Lind, Sarah and Tom Milroy, Nancy McCain and Bill Morneau, Gerald Sheff and Shanitha Kachan, Sandra L. Simpson, Pam and Mike Stein, Robin and David Young, and Sara and Michael Angel; as well as its Founding Partner Patrons: The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation and Partners in Art.

The ACI gratefully acknowledges the support and assistance of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts (Erin Macdonald; Kristin Stoesz); Agnes Etherington Art Centre (Jennifer Nicoll); Art Gallery of Alberta (Rochelle Ball); Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (Lesley Golding; Stephen Topfer); Art Gallery of Hamilton (Christine Braun); Art Gallery of Ontario (Tracy Mallon-Jensen, Amy Furness); Art Gallery of York University (Allyson Adley; Michael Maranda); Art Museum at the University of Toronto (Justine Kicek; Heather Pigat); British Columbia Archives and the Royal BC Museum (Kelly-Ann Turkington); Carleton University Art Gallery (Sandra Dyck); Glenbow Museum (Lia Melemenis; Kellie Moynihan); Israel Museum (Nili Luria); John A. Libby Fine Art (Maria S. Hazel); MacKenzie Art Gallery (Marie Olinik); Library and Archives Canada; McMichael Canadian Art Collection (Alexandra Cousins; Linda Morita); Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Marie-Claude Saia); Museum London (Janette Cousins Ewan); National Galleries of Scotland (Fintan Ryan); National Gallery of Canada (Raven Amiro; Emily Antler; Cyndie Campbell, Philip Dombowsky); The Robert McLaughlin Gallery (Linda Jansma; Sonya Jones); Toronto District School Board (Greg McKinnon); Vancouver Art Gallery (Danielle Currie; Joanna Spurling; Ian Thom); Varley Art Gallery of Markham (Rachel Brodie); Winnipeg Art Gallery (Nicole Fletcher); and Patricia Crawford, Michael Cullen, Tom Gooden, Charles C. Hill, Anna Jedrzejowski, Wendy Nichols, Marie Jo Paquet, Kayla Rocca, Evelyn Salvarinas, Chelsea Shriver, Nancy Townshend, Christopher Varley, Andrew Wilson, and Chak Yung.

 


 

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Credit for Cover Image

 

Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Departing Day, 1939
Jock Macdonald, Departing Day, 1939. (See below for details.)

 

Credits for Banner Images

 

Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Photograph of Jock Macdonald
Biography: Photograph of Jock Macdonald. (See below for details.)
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Fall (Modality 16), 1937
Key Works: Jock Macdonald, Fall (Modality 16), 1937. (See below for details.)
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Growing Serenity, 1960
Significance & Critical Issues: Jock Macdonald, Growing Serenity, 1960. (See below for details.)
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Phoenix, c. 1949.
Style & Technique: Jock Macdonald, Phoenix, c. 1949. (See below for details.)
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Fugitive Articulation, 1959
Sources & Resources: Jock Macdonald, Fugitive Articulation, 1959. (See below for details.)
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Installation view of Jock Macdonald at Hart House Gallery, University of Toronto, 1957
Where to See: Installation view of Jock Macdonald at Hart House Gallery, University of Toronto, 1957. (See below for details.)

 

Credits for Works by Jock Macdonald

 

Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Airy Journey, 1957
Airy Journey, 1957. Hart House Collection, University of Toronto. Purchased by the Hart House Art Committee, 1961/1962 (1962.02).
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, All Things Prevail, 1960
All Things Prevail, 1960. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, purchased 1966 (no. 14898). Photo credit: National Gallery of Canada.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, B.C. Indian Village, 1943
B.C. Indian Village, 1943. Vancouver Art Gallery, Acquisition Fund (91.36). Photo credit: Tomas Svab, Vancouver Art Gallery.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Batik, 1951
Batik, 1951. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, gift of Joyce and Fred Zemans, Toronto, 2008 (no. 42514). Photo credit: National Gallery of Canada.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Bird and Environment, 1948
Bird and Environment, 1948. Private collection. Courtesy of the Vancouver Art Gallery. Photo credit: Cheryl O’Brien, courtesy of the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Birth of Spring, 1939
Birth of Spring, 1939. Private collection. Courtesy of the Vancouver Art Gallery. Photo credit: Jeff Duns, Ingram Gallery.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Black Evolving Forms, 1953
Black Evolving Forms, 1953. Private collection. Photo credit: Kayla Rocca.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Burnaby Lake from the Burnaby Lake Interurban, c. 1929
Burnaby Lake from the Burnaby Lake Interurban, poster for the B.C. Electric Railway, c. 1929. Current location unknown. Courtesy of Joyce Zemans.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Chrysanthemum, 1938
Chrysanthemum, 1938. McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, purchased 1993 (1993.26.2).
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Contemplation, 1958
Contemplation, 1958. Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Friends of the Gallery (1964.149.001).
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Cover of the British Columbia College of Arts Limited's Illustrated Prospectus for 1934-1935
Cover of the British Columbia College of Arts Limited’s Illustrated Prospectus for 1934-1935. Courtesy of the Vancouver Art Gallery Library and Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Cover of The Neighing North, 1931
Cover of The Neighing North, by Annie Dalton Charlotte. Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1931.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Day Break (May Morning), c. 1937
Day Break (May Morning), c. 1937. Private collection. Courtesy of the Vancouver Art Gallery. Photo credit: Trevor Mills, Vancouver Art Gallery.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Departing Day, 1936 (dated 1935)
Departing Day, 1936 (dated 1935) (verso of Indian Church, Friendly Cove). Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, purchased with assistance from Wintario, 1979 (79/60.2).
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Departing Day, 1939
Departing Day, 1939. Art Gallery of Hamilton, gift of the Volunteer Committee, 1985 (85.21).
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Desert Rim, 1957
Desert Rim, 1957. Museum London, purchased with a Canada Council Matching Grant and Acquisitions Funds, 1960 (60.A.67).
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Design for catalogue cover for the 34th Annual Exhibition of the British Columbia Society of Fine Arts, 1944
Design for catalogue cover for the 34th Annual Exhibition of the British Columbia Society of Fine Arts, 1944. Courtesy of the Vancouver Art Gallery Library and Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Design for Jock Macdonald exhibition pamphlet, Park Gallery, April 21–May 3, 1958
Design for Jock Macdonald exhibition pamphlet, Park Gallery, April 21–May 3, 1958. Edward P. Taylor Library and Archives, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Drying Herring Roe, 1938
Drying Herring Roe, 1938. Private collection. Courtesy of the Vancouver Art Gallery. Photo credit: Frank Tancredi.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Etheric Form, 1936 (dated 1934)
Etheric Form, 1936 (dated 1934). Vancouver Art Gallery, gift from an anonymous donor (2012.52.4). Photo credit: Rachel Topham, Vancouver Art Gallery.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Fabric of Dreams, 1952
Fabric of Dreams, 1952. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, purchased by the Peter Larkin Foundation, 1962 (61/44).
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Fall (Modality 16), 1937
Fall (Modality 16), 1937. Vancouver Art Gallery, Acquisition Fund (93.71). Photo credit: Trevor Mills, Vancouver Art Gallery.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Far Off Drums, 1960
Far Off Drums, 1960. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, purchased 1960 (no. 9061). Photo credit: National Gallery of Canada.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Fish Playground, 1946
Fish Playground, 1946. Collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts (1973.013.002).
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Fleeting Breath, 1959
Fleeting Breath, 1959. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, purchased with the Canada Council Joint Purchase Award, 1959 (58/65).
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Flight, 1939
Flight, 1939. Private collection. Courtesy of the Vancouver Art Gallery. Photo credit: John Taylor.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Flower Study, 1934
Flower Study, 1934. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, gift of Joyce and Fred Zemans, Toronto, 2008 (no. 42513). Photo credit: National Gallery of Canada.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Formative Colour Activity, 1934
Formative Colour Activity, 1934. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, purchased 1966 (no. 14979). Photo credit: National Gallery of Canada.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Fugitive Articulation, 1959
Fugitive Articulation, 1959. MacKenzie Art Gallery, University of Regina Collection (1961-2). Photo credit: Don Hall.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Flood Tide, 1957
Flood Tide, 1957. The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, purchased 1970 (1970MJ3).
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Friendly Cove, Nootka Sound, B.C., 1935
Friendly Cove, Nootka Sound, B.C., 1935. Current location unknown. Courtesy of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. Photo credit: Robert Keziere.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, From a Riviera Window, 1955
From a Riviera Window, 1955. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, purchased by Peter Larkin Foundation, 1962 (61/43).
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Graveyard of the Pacific, 1935
Graveyard of the Pacific, 1935. Vancouver Art Gallery, Acquisition Fund (89.14 a). Photo credit: Vancouver Art Gallery.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Growing Serenity, 1960
Growing Serenity, 1960. Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, (71.155). Photo credit: Cheryl O'Brien.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Heroic Mould, 1959
Heroic Mould, 1959. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, bequest of Charles S. Band, Toronto, 1970 (69/54).
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, I Know a White Kingdom, 1931
I Know a White Kingdom, 1931. Illustration for The Neighing North by Annie Charlotte Dalton, Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1931.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, In the White Forest, 1932
In the White Forest, 1932. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, purchased 1975 (75/38).
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Indian Burial, Nootka, 1937
Indian Burial, Nootka, 1937. Vancouver Art Gallery, Founders’ Fund (38.1). Photo credit: Trevor Mills, Vancouver Art Gallery.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Indian Burial at Nootka, 1935
Indian Burial at Nootka, 1935. Vancouver Art Gallery Acquisition Fund (86.9). Photo credit: Trevor Mills.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Indian Church, Friendly Cove (recto of Departing Day), 1935
Indian Church, Friendly Cove (recto of Departing Day), 1935. Art Gallery of Ontario, purchased with assistance from Wintario, 1979 (79/60.1).
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Iridescent Monarch, 1957
Iridescent Monarch, 1957. Art Gallery of Hamilton, gift of the Canada Council, 1960 (60.87.T).
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Legend of the Orient, 1958
Legend of the Orient, 1958. Private collection. Photo credit: Michael Cullen, TPG Digital Art Services, Toronto.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Lytton Church, B.C., 1930
Lytton Church, B.C., 1930. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, purchased 1931 (no. 3953). Photo credit: National Gallery of Canada.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Memory of Music, 1959
Memory of Music, 1959. Vancouver Art Gallery, purchased with the assistance of a Movable Cultural Property grant accorded by the Minister of Canadian Heritage under the terms of the Cultural Property Export and Import Act (2005.1.2). Photo credit: Trevor Mills, Vancouver Art Gallery.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Nature Evolving, 1960
Nature Evolving, 1960. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, purchased by Peter Larkin Foundation, 1962 (61/41).
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Nootka Lighthouse, Nootka, B.C., 1936
Nootka Lighthouse, Nootka, B.C., 1936. Vancouver Art Gallery, Acquisition Fund with the financial support of the Department of Canadian Heritage under the terms of the Cultural Property Export and Import Act (98.8). Photo credit: Trevor Mills, Vancouver Art Gallery.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Obelisk, 1956
Obelisk, 1956. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, purchased 1984 (no. 28503). Photo credit: National Gallery of Canada.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Ocean Legend, 1957
Ocean Legend, 1957. Private collection.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Orange Bird, 1946
Orange Bird, 1946. The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, gift of M. Sharf, 1983 (1983MJ38).
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Pacific Ocean Experience, c. 1935
Pacific Ocean Experience, c. 1935. Collection of Dr. Oona Eisenstadt. Courtesy of the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Phoenix, c. 1949
Phoenix, c. 1949. The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, gift of Alexandra Luke, 1967 (1967MJ26).
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Pilgrimage, 1937
Pilgrimage, 1937. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, purchased 1976 (no. 18627). Photo credit: National Gallery of Canada.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Rain, 1938
Rain, 1938. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, purchased 2007 (no. 42049). Photo credit: National Gallery of Canada.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Russian Fantasy, 1946
Russian Fantasy, 1946. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, purchased by Peter Larkin Foundation, 1962 (61/45).
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Rust of Antiquity, 1958
Rust of Antiquity, 1958. The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, gift of Alexandra Luke, 1967 (1967MJ25).
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Scent of a Summer Garden, 1952
Scent of a Summer Garden, 1952. Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, gift of Ayala and Samuel Zacks, 1962 (05-056) photo credit: Larry Ostrom.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Slumber Deep, 1957
Slumber Deep, 1957. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, gift from the McLean Foundation, 1958 (57/43).
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Spring Awakening, c. 1938
Spring Awakening, c. 1938. Private collection. Courtesy of the Vancouver Art Gallery. Photo credit: Ernest Mayer.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, The Argument, 1952
The Argument, 1952. Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, General Art Purchase Fund (1983.056.001).
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, The Black Tusk, Garibaldi Park, 1934
The Black Tusk, Garibaldi Park, 1934. British Columbia Archives, Royal British Columbia Museum Corporation, Victoria (PDP02138).
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, The Black Tusk, Garibaldi Park, B.C., 1932
The Black Tusk, Garibaldi Park, B.C., 1932. Vancouver Art Gallery, gift of Michael Audain and Yoshiko Karasawa (2004.24.1). Photo credit: Rachel Topham, Vancouver Art Gallery.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, The Wave, 1939
The Wave, 1939. Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, purchased by the Horsley and Annie Townsend Bequest (2002.112). Photo credit: The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Christine Guest.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Thunder Clouds Over Okanagan Lake, 1944–45
Thunder Clouds Over Okanagan Lake, 1944–45. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, purchased 1969 (no. 15866). Photo credit: National Gallery of Canada.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Twilight Forms, 1955
Twilight Forms, 1955. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, gift of Miriam Fox Squires, Toronto, 1981 (80/197).
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Trademark for the Canadian Handicraft Guild of B.C.
Trademark for the Canadian Handicraft Guild of B.C., date unknown. Collection unknown. Courtesy of Joyce Zemans.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Untitled [10.20 p.m., September 16, 1945], 1945
Untitled [10.20 p.m., September 16, 1945], 1945. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (GMA A62/2/3/02).
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Untitled [October 26, 1945 - 1], 1945
Untitled [October 26, 1945 - 1], 1945. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (GMA A62/2/3/48).
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Untitled [October 26, 1945 - 2], 1945
Untitled [October 26, 1945 - 2], 1945. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (GMA A62/2/3/49).
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Untitled [October 26, 1945 - 3], 1945
Untitled [October 26, 1945 - 3], 1945. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, (GMA A62/2/3/50).
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Untitled (Automatic), 1948
Untitled (Automatic), 1948. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, purchased with assistance from Wintario, 1977 (77/61).
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, White Bark, 1954
White Bark, 1954. Collection of Glenbow Museum, Calgary (2005.041.001)
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Winter, 1938
Winter, 1938. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, gift of Miss Jessie A.B. Staunton in memory of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. V.C. Staunton, 1961 (60/18).
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Yale Valley, B.C., c. 1932
Yale Valley, B.C., c. 1932. Courtesy of John A. Libby Fine Art.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Young Summer, 1959
Young Summer, 1959. Private collection. Photo credit: Kayla Rocca.

 

Credits for Photographs and Works by Other Artists

 

Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, 'Art In Relation to Nature' notes for a lecture first delivered by Macdonald in February 1940
“Art In Relation to Nature,” notes for a lecture first delivered by Macdonald in February 1940. Collection of Marilyn Westlake Kuczer. Courtesy of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. Photo credit: Robert Keziere.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, September 25, 1936, No. 1, by Reuben Mednikoff, 1936,
September 25, 1936, No. 1, 1936, by Reuben Mednikoff. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (GMA 4203).
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Batik by Marion Nicoll, c. 1950
Batik, c. 1950, by Marion Nicoll. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, gift of Joyce and Fred Zemans, Toronto, 2008 (no. 42515). © Glenbow Museum, Calgary. Photo credit: National Gallery of Canada.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Batik by Marion Nicoll, c. 1950
“Canadians Abroad,” Time magazine, May 7, 1956.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Church and grounds at Friendly Cove
Church and grounds at Friendly Cove (Yuquot). British Columbia Archives Collection, Royal BC Museum Corporation, Victoria (A-06087).
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Circus, by Alexandra Luke, 1948
Circus, 1948, by Alexandra Luke. The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, gift of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. S. McLaughlin, 1971 (1971LA190).
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Dharana by F.H. Varley, c. 1932
Dharana, c. 1932, by F.H. Varley. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, gift from the Albert H. Robson Memorial Subscription Fund, 1942 (2593). © Varley Art Gallery / City of Markham.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Dubuffet and friends in Vence, France, 1955
Dubuffet and friends in Vence, France, 1955. Photograph by Jock Macdonald.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, F.H. Varley, John Varley, and Jock Macdonald camping by Pacific Gas and Electric Company railroad tracks near Cheakamus Canyon, 1929
F.H. Varley, John Varley, and Jock Macdonald camping by Pacific Gas and Electric Company railroad tracks near Cheakamus Canyon, 1929. Photograph by Ross Lort. Courtesy of the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives, Ottawa.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, First Conference of Canadian Artists at Queen's University, Kingston, 1941
First Conference of Canadian Artists at Queen’s University, Kingston, 1941. Photograph by Hazen Edward Sise. Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa (PA-151359).
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Graduation ceremony at the British Columbia College of Arts, c. 1934–35
Graduation ceremony at the British Columbia College of Arts, c. 1934–35. Photograph by John Vanderpant. Courtesy of the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives, Ottawa.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Hans Hofmann and Jock Macdonald, Provincetown, c. 1949
Hans Hofmann and Jock Macdonald, Provincetown, c. 1949. Photograph by Barbara Macdonald.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Heart of the Cabbage, by John Vanderpant, 1929–30
Heart of the Cabbage, 1929–30, by John Vanderpant. Vancouver Art Gallery, Acquisition Fund (90.68.26).
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Hotel Vancouver dining room, showing mural by Jock MacDonald, c. 1939
Hotel Vancouver dining room, showing mural by Jock MacDonald, c. 1939. Photograph by Canadian National Railways. Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa (PA-198561).
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Installation view of Jock Macdonald at Hart House Gallery, University of Toronto, 1957
Installation view of Jock Macdonald at Hart House Gallery, University of Toronto, 1957. Courtesy of Joyce Zemans.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Jock and Barbara Macdonald
Jock and Barbara Macdonald. Photographer unknown. Collection unknown. Courtesy of Joyce Zemans.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Jock Macdonald and others at the opening of the 20th Annual Exhibition of American Abstract Artists, with Painters Eleven of Canada, Riverside Museum, New York, 1956
Jock Macdonald and others at the opening of the 20th Annual Exhibition of American Abstract Artists, with Painters Eleven of Canada, Riverside Museum, New York, 1956. Photograph by TDF, Toronto. Courtesy of The Robert McLaughlin Gallery Archives, Oshawa.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Jock Macdonald: Evolving Form, Black Dog Publishing, 2014
Jock Macdonald: Evolving Form, edited by Michelle Jacques, Linda Jansma, Ian M. Thom. London: Black Dog Publishing, 2014.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Jock Macdonald: Painter-Explorer, by Maxwell Bates
“Jock Macdonald: Painter-Explorer,” by Maxwell Bates. Canadian Art volume 14, 4 (Summer 1957).
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Jock Macdonald, Retrospective Exhibition, by R. Ann Pollock and Dennis R. Reid, 1969
Jock Macdonald, Retrospective Exhibition, by R. Ann Pollock and Dennis R. Reid. Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1969.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Jock Macdonald: The Inner Landscape, by Joyce Zemans, 1981
Jock Macdonald: The Inner Landscape, by Joyce Zemans, Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 1981.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Jock Macdonald and Dr. Grace W. Pailthorpe, 1949
Jock Macdonald and Dr. Grace W. Pailthorpe, 22 Redington Road, London, August, 1949. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Archive, Edinburgh (GMA A62/3/17).
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Jock Macdonald and students at the Banff School of Fine Arts, 1951
Jock Macdonald and students at the Banff School of Fine Arts, 1951. Photographer unknown. Courtesy of Joyce Zemans.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Jock Macdonald near Lytton on the Thompson River, B.C., c. 1932
Jock Macdonald near Lytton on the Thompson River, B.C., c. 1932. Photo credit: Williams Bros. Courtesy of the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives, Ottawa.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Jock Macdonald, probably at Garibaldi, B.C., c. 1932
Jock Macdonald, probably at Garibaldi, B.C., c. 1932. Photograph by Ron Vickers. Courtesy of the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives, Ottawa.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Lawren Harris, Jock Macdonald and A.Y. Jackson at Nan Cheney's house, North Shore, Vancouver, September 1944
Lawren Harris, Jock Macdonald and A.Y. Jackson at Nan Cheney’s house, North Shore, Vancouver, September 1944. Courtesy of the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives, Ottawa.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Macdonald's diploma from Edinburgh College of Art, 1922
Macdonald’s diploma from Edinburgh College of Art, 1922. Collection unknown. Courtesy of Joyce Zemans.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Mt. Lefroy, by Lawren Harris, 1930
Mt. Lefroy, 1930, by Lawren Harris, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, purchased 1975 (1975.7). © Estate of Lawren S. Harris.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, On the Spiritual in Art: And Painting in Particular (Über das Geistige in der Kunst. Insbesondere in der Malerei), by Wassily Kandinsky, 1911 (dated 1912)
On the Spiritual in Art: And Painting in Particular (Über das Geistige in der Kunst. Insbesondere in der Malerei), by Wassily Kandinsky, 1911 (dated 1912). Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York Gift, Fritz Bultman, 1981 (81.2880) © 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Painters Eleven in 1957
Painters Eleven in 1957. Photograph by Peter Croydon. © 2011 Lynda M. Shearer. All rights reserved.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Photograph of Jock Macdonald
Photograph of Jock Macdonald. Collection unknown. Courtesy of Joyce Zemans.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Portrait of Jock Macdonald, by Nan Cheney, 1938
Portrait of Jock Macdonald, 1938, by Nan Cheney. British Columbia Archives, Royal British Columbia Museum Corporation, Victoria (PDF05729) © Estate of Nan Cheney.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Portrait of John Vanderpant, by F.H. Varley, c. 1930
Portrait of John Vanderpant, c. 1930, by F.H. Varley, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, purchased with funds from the Anne Eliza Winn Trust (2010.8.1). © Varley Art Gallery / City of Markham. Photo credit: Rachel Topham, Vancouver Art Gallery.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Self-portrait, by F.H. Varley, 1919
Self-portrait, 1919, by F.H. Varley. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, purchased 1936 (no. 4272). © Varley Art Gallery / Town of Markham. Photo credit: National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, 'Symbolism in Decoration' from a page in Jock Macdonald’s notes, c. 1930
“Symbolism in Decoration,” from a page in Jock Macdonald’s notes, c. 1930. Collection of Marilyn Westlake Kuczer. Courtesy of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. Photo credit: Robert Keziere.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, The Road to St. Fidele, by A.Y. Jackson, 1929–30
The Road to St. Fidele, 1929–30, by A.Y. Jackson. Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver Art Gallery, Founders’ Fund (32.5). © Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa. Photo credit: Rachel Topham, Vancouver Art Gallery.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, The Spotted Ousel, by Grace Pailthorpe, 1942
The Spotted Ousel, 1942, by Grace Pailthorpe, The Vera and Arturo Schwarz Collection of Dada and Surrealist Art in the Israel Museum (B98.0557) Photo credit: © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, To Young Weavers; being some practical dreams on the future of textiles, by James Morton, 1927
To Young Weavers; being some practical dreams on the future of textiles, by James Morton, illustration by Charles Paine. London: S. Phillips & co. ltd., 1927.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Tom Hodgson (left) and Jock Macdonald at the opening of Jock Macdonald, Park Gallery, 1958
Tom Hodgson (left) and Jock Macdonald at the opening of Jock Macdonald, Park Gallery, 1958. Photograph by The New Studio Photography. Courtesy of The Robert McLaughlin Gallery Archives, Oshawa, gift of the Feheley Family, 2013.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Untitled (Automatic), by Marion Nicoll, 1960
Untitled (Automatic), 1960, by Marion Nicoll. Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, purchased in 1982 with funds from the Miss Bowman Endowment (82.7) © Glenbow Museum, Calgary.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Varley, Täuber, Macdonald,  by Vera Weatherbie, c. 1934
Varley, Täuber, Macdonald, c. 1934, by Vera Weatherbie. Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, gift of Harold Mortimer Lamb (1997.036.001). © Estate of Vera Weatherbie.
Art Canada Institute, Jock Macdonald, Young Pines in Light, by Emily Carr, c. 1935
Young Pines in Light, c. 1935, by Emily Carr. Collection of the Toronto District School Board, Acquired by the Prueter Collection (AGO.95534). Courtesy of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto.

 

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Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication

Zemans, Joyce, author 1940- [Jock Macdonald (2016)]
Jock Macdonald : life & work / Joyce Zemans. 

Includes bibliographical references.
Contents: Biography — Key works — Significance & critical issues — Style & 
technique — Sources & resources — Where to see.

Electronic monograph in HTML, PDF and mobile formats. 
ISBN 978-1-4871-0107-7 (HTML).–ISBN 978-1-4871-0108-4 (PDF).
–ISBN 978-1-4871-0109-1 (MOBILE)

1. Macdonald, Jock, 1897-1960.  2. Macdonald, Jock, 1897-1960–Criticism and
interpretation.  3. Painters–Canada–Biography. I. Macdonald, Jock, 1897-1960. 
Paintings.  Selections. II. Art Canada Institute, issuing body  III. Title.  IV. Title: 
Jock Macdonald (2016).

ND249.M253Z46 2016                        759.11                        C2016-903949-8

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