Colin Paul

SOLD  Lot Of Early Hand Printed Works Of Halifax By Ns Artist Donald Cameron Mackay


Nice lot of early hand printed works by noted Halifax artist Donald Cameron Mac Kay. These were part of a lot of ephemera that came from the estate of an Oland family member, and included many Christmas cards and other correspondence from the early 1920's from other prominent Halgonians ( including the Lieutenant Governor's card from Government House...see other listing ) . As was the way at this time, these are all hand done ( some hand tinted ) and are themselves all works of art, ready to be framed and enjoyed. The subjects include The Citadel, Prince's Lodge, Government House, and Downtown Halifax .

The two postcards measure 3.5"x 5.5" , the larger colour image of Downtown is 5.5" x 4" ( sight ) , and the Citadel card is 4" x 5".


Donald Cameron Mackay ( 1906-1979) was born in CANADA, in Fredericton, in 1906. He has attended the Nova Scotia College of Art in Halifax ( where he studied under Arthur Lismer ) , Chelsea Polytechnic in London, the Colarossi Academy in Paris, and the University of Toronto. ISeptember 1939 Mackay took leave from teaching and enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy in Halifax.
 In February 1942 Mackay was appointed official artist attached to the RCN. He became President of 
Nova Scotia College of art in 1945 where he remained until retirement in 1966.