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Eric Spencer Macky
Nationality: 
american
Gender: 
Male
Birth Date: 
1880
Birth Place: 
Aukland, New Zealand
Death Date: 
1958
Death Place: 
San Francisco, CA
Macky won a drawing contest at age 14 which provided a scholarship at the Elam Art School in his native city. He then moved to Melbourne where he studied at the National Gallery School (1903-1906). In 1907 he furthered his art training for three years in Paris at Académie Julian under Jean-Paul Laurens. After his Paris studies, Macky settled in Oakland, CA in 1910. Locally, he taught at the CCAC (1913-21), UC Berkeley, and CSFA where he was dean from 1919 until 1935. Macky lectured widely in the Bay Area and was a great organizer at the SF Art Ass'n and CSFA. (Hughes)