Donald MacLAREN 1886–1917
Portrait and landscape painter; also painted murals. Born 23 January 1886 in Kensington, London, the son of the architect James M. MacLaren and nephew of D. S. MacColl. Studied at the Slade School on a county council scholarship 1903–8, winning several prizes for figure compositions. Exhibited at the N.E.A.C. from 1907 and at the Friday Club. Taught art at Liverpool Technical School. Served in the 1914–18 war and was killed in action 29 June 1917.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II