Charles Hodge Mackie - Printmaker

RSA RSW Born: 1862
Place of Birth: Aldershot
Died: 1920

Mackie is an artist who is notoriously hard to categorise in relation to British art of the time due to his catholic range of influences. He travelled to France for his honeymoon in 1892 where he famoulsy befriended Sereusier and Gauguin. His contact with Gauguin and the Pont Aven school was to have drastic effect on the rest of Mackie's career, most notably in his use of colour and technique. After discussions with Gauguin, Mackie began to use Japanese oak blocks for his printing; he had previosuly used cut linoleum.