Manly MacDonald was born at Point Anne, Ontario. He studied at the Ontario College of Art under G.A. Reid, attended the Albright Art School in Buffalo, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. He traveled throughout Europe on a Royal Canadian Academy scholarship and was a painter for the Canadian War Memorials. MacDonald established a studio in Toronto but returned to the Bay of Quinte area. He was known as “The Interpreter of Old Ontario” . A booklet on the artist was published by John A. Libby. See "Shop" on this website for details.
Manly MacDonald Autumn View, Bay of Quinte, oil on canvas, 16 x 20 ins, signed
Manly MacDonald "View through the Trees, Bay of Quinte", oil on canvas laid down on board, 10 1/2 x 13 1/2 ins, signed