Alexander Samuel MacLeod (1888 - 1956) was a Canadian painter and printmaker active in California curing the first half of the 20th century. He was born on Prince Edward Island, Canada. After moving to San Francisco, he continued his artistic training at the California School of Design under Frank Van Sloun. In 1921, MacLeod relocated to Hawaii, where he worked in the art departments of the magazine Paradise of the Pacific and the local papers, The Honolulu Advertiserand the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. By 1929, he had returned to Canada and resided there for ten years. Returning once again to Hawaii, MacLeod became the director of the graphic art department for the United States Army in the Pacific. In 1943, he published a book of Hawaiian prints, The Spirit of Hawaii, Before and After Pearl Harbor. MacLeod retired to Palo Alto, California, where he died in 1956.