Biographical entry MacDonald, James Stuart (Jimmy) (1878 - 1952)
- 28 March 1878
Carlton, Victoria, Australia
- 12 November 1952
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- Art Critic, Artist, Gallery Director and Writer of Inscription
James Stuart (Jimmy) MacDonald was an artist, art critic and gallery director. Born in Melbourne of Scottish heritage, MacDonald was a friend of Robert Menzies and a member of the Savage Club. An outspoken opponent of modern art movements, he was the director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales (1928-1936) and director of the National Gallery of Victoria (1936-40). MacDonald was a member of the Commonwealth Art Advisory Board from 1947 to 1952 (and chairman in 1949).
Commonwealth Literary Fund. Helping Literature in Australia: The Work of the Commonwealth Literary Fund 1908-1966. Canberra: Commonwealth Government Printer, 1967.
Serle, Geoffrey. MacDonald, James Stuart (Jimmy) (1878-1952), Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Published in hard copy 1986, accessed online 31 January 2013.
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- Book-plate, Robert G. Menzies