Tom Macdonald

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1914-1985.

MacDonald was a close friend of painters JD Fergusson and Josef Herman, whose studio he took over in the 1940s. As well as painting abstracts under the influence of Herman, he painted a series of Expressionist pictures drawing on Glasgow working-class life. He took part in the inaugural exhibition of Compass Gallery, Glasgow, in 1969, and showed with the RSA, SSA and Scottish Arts Council tours. He had a series of solo exhibitions with Compass Gallery and the Third Eye Centre, Glasgow held his memorial exhibition.