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Abstracts by Herbert Evans Macdonald @ MPL Published on: January 20, 2018

The Montclair Public Library’s popular art and photography series continues an exhibition of paintings by the noted New Jersey artist Herbert Evans Macdonald (1898 – 1972). The exhibit will be on display from February 1 through February 28 in the Gallery space in the Main Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042.  An art reception is scheduled in the Gallery on Saturday, February 3 from 1-3pm.

Herbert Macdonald studied at Wesleyan and Drew Theological Seminary and the Montclair Museum, at the Art Students League in Provincetown Mass. and New York City.  He taught at Bloomfield College and Fairley Dickenson University and the Montclair Art Museum.

Rev. Macdonald was an ordained Presbyterian minister who studied at the Art Students League in Provincetown, Mass. and in New York City. He exhibited his work in many galleries and his paintings are included in the collections of the Montclair Museum, New Jersey; Newark Museum, New Jersey; Trenton State Museum, New Jersey and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, BC, Canada. He was the recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award from the Childe Hassam Fund, and numerous other awards for his Abstract Symbolism watercolors.

His daughter Marcia Macdonald is responsible for preserving his work and for this exhibit of his work from her father’s collection.  The show is coordinated by Marcia’s cousin Jeanie Prall Wing.

The Macdonalds were long-time residents of Montclair, New Jersey.

The Library welcomes inquiries from local artists and arts organizations regarding use of the exhibit space.  For further information, please contact the Montclair Public Library (973) 744-0500 ext. 2221.

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