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Freesias 1967

Alison McKenzie (1907–1982)

National Galleries of Scotland

Watercolourist, engraver, designer and teacher, sister of the artist Winifred McKenzie, born in Bombay, India. Studied at Glasgow School of Art, 1926–9, gaining the Fra Newbery medal. From 1930–42 she worked in London and studied under the noted engraver Iain Macnab at the Grosvenor School of Modern Art. In 1942 she moved to St Andrews, Fife, and in 1946 joined her sister as part-time lecturer at Dundee College of Art.

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

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