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03 July 2019The Life and Art of Charles H Mackie - The Forgotten Scottish Artist Talk begins at 2pm
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The Life and Art of Charles H Mackie - The Forgotten Scottish Artist Talk begins at 2pm Pat Clark Wednesday 03 July 2019

This talk celebrates and explores the life and work of the 'forgotten man' of Scottish art.  Charles Hodge Mackie RSA RSW (1862-1920) was well-connected in artistic circles.  Whilst on his honeymoon in France he met Gauguin who was to have a great influence on his painting.  He numbered the 'Glasgow Boys' among his friends.   His life and art are associated with a variety of places including Paris, Normandy, Italy and Venice and Scotland.

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.  He worked in an impressive range of media: oils, watercolours, murals, woodblock prints, tooled leather and sculpture.

Our Speaker:  Pat Clark is a retired headteacher with a passion for Charles Mackie.  A  degree in history from the University of St Andrews was followed by a career in education, north and south of the border.  Two years with VSO in Cambodia preceded her retirement.  Now an independent researcher and writer,  she is the author of         'People, Places and Piazzas.  The Life and Art of Charles H. Mackie' published in 2016.