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'Red Bow'
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Aberdeen Maritime Museum

'Red Bow' 1970s

George Mackie (1920–2020)

Aberdeen Maritime Museum
Painter, designer, illustrator and teacher, born in Cupar, Fife. He was married to the artist Barbara Balmer. Mackie studied at Dundee College of Art, 1937–40, then after a World War II break at Edinburgh College of Art, 1946–8. He went on to become a graphic designer to Edinburgh University Press and head of design at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, his work appearing in a number of graphic magazines such as Graphis. Also illustrated books on Scotland. Showed with RSW of which he was a member, SSA, Richard Demarco Gallery and elsewhere. Scottish Arts Council and Aberdeen Art Gallery hold his work. Based in Aberdeen and in Edinburgh.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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