Ian Gilmour provided this short biography:
Eric Spencer Macky
Born: Auckland, 1880.
- Elam Art School, Auckland.
- National Gallery School, Melbourne. 1903-1906.
- Acadèmie Julian under Jean-Paul Laurens, Paris 1907-1910.
Macky exhibited widely and with success in America and Europe,
including at the 1910 Salon des Artistes, the 1915 Panama-Pacific
International Exhibition and the Golden Gate International Exposition
in San Francisco. He continued with the San Francisco Museum of Art
Inaugural, the Bohemian Club and annually with the San Francisco Art
Association. His work is represented in the collections of Mills College,
Stanford Art Gallery, the Bohemian Club, the San Francisco Museum of
Art and the Seattle Museum. He died in San Francisco in 1958.
- California College of Arts and Crafts, 1913-1921.
- Dean of the California School of Fine Arts, 1919-1944.
- President of the California College of Arts and Crafts, 1944-1954.
|Ian Gilmour writes:
"I'm involved with a family history at the moment
and there's a Macky connection that might be of interest to you.
In February 1923 my grandmother Margaret Hamilton Murray (Peg)
Stewart travelled to the USA with her parents. Peg's father, John
William (Jack) Stewart died within days of their arrival in San
Diego and was cremated and his ashes buried there. While Peg and
her mother, Jessie Margaret Stewart were waiting in San Francisco
to catch a ship back to New Zealand, Peg's portrait was painted by
a family friend, Eric Spencer Macky. He didn't have time to put
the background in but the painting is none the worse off without
it and it shows Peg off to great advantage. The painting is about
64cm by 50 cm and now with me in Sydney."
Margaret Hamilton Murray (Peg) Stewart
by Eric Spencer Macky
|Margaret Hamilton Murray (Peg) Stewart