First biography of this unjustly over-looked artist
Charles Hodge Mackie , R.S.A., R.S.W. (1862 – 1920) was well-connected in artistic circles. In France, he met Gauguin, Vuillard and the Nabis; he was a close friend of E.A. Hornel; and he taught Laura Knight how to lay out her palette – some of the ‘people’ by whom he was influenced and whom he, in turn, helped. In terms of ‘places’, his art and life are associated with a variety of locations, including Kirkcudbright, Staithes, Paris, Normandy, Italy, and Venice and its piazzas.
In Edinburgh, where his studio was located, he made a significant contribution to the city’s artistic and social life, as a founder member and chairman of the Society of Scottish Artists, as well as carrying out mural commissions for Patrick Geddes. He also worked in an impressive range of media: oils, watercolours, murals, woodblock prints, tooled leather and sculpture.
Size: 244 x 172mm
Illustrations: over 40 full colour