2¼ x 7¼ in. decorative bookmark
Attractively packaged in a plastic sleeve for protection
Published with the McMichael Canadian Art Collection
J. E. H. MacDonald (Canadian, b. England, 1873–1932)
Algoma Waterfall, 1920
James Edward Hervey MacDonald was born in England and immigrated to Canada, as a boy, with his family. With little formal art training, he began a career in graphic design at age sixteen, eventually working for the leading Toronto design firm, Grip Limited. In 1911, MacDonald became a freelance designer to devote more time to painting. MacDonald, Lawren S. Harris, and a handful of other Canadian artists came to be known as the Group of Seven, likeminded painters who captured Canada’s rugged wilderness in a distinctive style. Among MacDonald’s most accomplished works are landscapes of the wild and scenic Algoma region of Ontario.