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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.

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

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