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)