With over 40 murals to his credit, David Maclagan is no stranger to mural art. One of his larger undertakings is a historical tableau which measures 36.58 metres (120 ft) in length at the Yukon Territorial Legislative Buildings in Whitehorse.
Maclagan is from Ontario, where he graduated from the Ontario College of Art. He has been a professional artist, designer and instructor since 1957. Maclagan’s paintings hang in many collections in Canada, the United States and Japan.
The gentle, warm tones of Maclagan’s panorama are rendered more powerful by the bold strokes of his broad brush. He has created a composite painting based on a number of sepia tone photographs from 1891, showing both the labour and the leisure of early residents.