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He returned to Vancouver, and studied at the Vancouver School of Art, graduating with honours in 1948. He followed this with teacher training at the Provincial Normal School in Vancouver, graduating with honours in 1949. He taught art in the Vancouver school system for ten years, and instructed evening classes at the Vancouver School of Art from 1949 - 1955.
He exhibited in the 1945 British Columbia At Work exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
He exhibited in the B.C. Artists annual exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery from 1947 to 1952, 1955 to 1958, 1960, 1961, and 1965. His 1947 entry form stated that he was living in Vancouver.
He submitted four conte drawings to the 1949 B.C. Graphic exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery, one of them "did not come in" and two were selected for the exhibition.
He exhibited with the B.C. Society of Fine Arts in their 39th Annual Exhibition in 1949, as well as in the annual exhibitions from 1950 to 1952, 1954 to 1958, 1960, and 1967.
He won an Emily Carr Scholarship in 1953, and spent a year studying in London, England. He also won a Koerner Foundation grant in 1962.
|1945 Nov. 13 - Dec. 2||Labour Arts Guild B.C. At Work||Fishing Boats, False Creek|
|B.C. Packers Wharf|
|1947 Sept. 20 - Oct. 12||VAG B.C. Artists 16th Annual||Back Lane|
|1948 July 27 - Aug. 15||VAG Stanley Park in Pictures||Boat Float|
|1948 Sept. 18 - Oct. 10||VAG B.C. Artists 17th Annual||Granville Island|
|1948 Nov. 9 - 28||Coast Group B.C. Painters||Cambie Viaduct|
|The White Building|
|The Older Town|
|1949 May 3 - 22||BCSFA 39th Annual||Rainy Day|
|1949 Oct. 8 - 30||VAG B.C. Artists 18th Annual||The City|
|1949 Nov. 22 - Dec. 11||VAG First B.C. Graphic||False Creek (rejected)|
|Buildings (did not come in)|
|1950 April 25 - May 14||BCSA 40th Annual||Delta|
|1950 June 20 - July 9||VAG First Quarterly Group Exhibition||Carroll & Pender, Night|
|Figure and Institutions|
|Portrait of D.J.|
|River Sketch #1|
|River Sketch #2|
|1950 Nov. 28 - Dec. 17||VAG B.C. Artists 19th Annual||Portrait in the City|
|Figures Before Important Building|
3rd BC GRAPHIC & CANADIAN SOCIETY OF GRAPHIC ART (refer to BCG57)
100 YEARS OF B.C. ART (refer to VAG58)
B.C. PAINTINGS BURNABY 58 (refer to BAG58)
B.C. ARTISTS 27th ANNUAL (refer to BCA58)
SPRING EXHIBITION - FCA - BC REGION (refer to FCA64)
CENTENNIAL SCULPTURE '67 (refer to FCA67)
B.C. ARTISTS' TRIBUTE TO COLIN GRAHAM (refer to AGGV74)
VANCOUVER: ART & ARTISTS 1931 - 1983 (refer to VAG83)
VISUAL ARTS BRITISH COLUMBIA (refer to VABC77)
BRITISH COLUMBIA ART COLLECTION 1974-80 (refer to BCAC80)
ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)
MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS -
SPRING EXHIBITIONS 1880 - 1970 (refer to MM88)
A DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS
(refer to M)
Colin S. Macdonald, Canadian Paperbacks. ISBN 0-919554-15-6
A CENTURY OF SCULPTURE (refer to SSBC98)
BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA
(refer to BIAC03)
6 references cited for Macdonald, including CC1, and M listed above.
VANCOUVER PUBLIC LIBRARY - B.C. ARTISTS FILES (refer to VPL)
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