Charles H Mackie

Tuesday 16th June 2020 at 10.45am

Lecturer: Pat Clark

The Scottish artist Charles H. Mackie (1862-1920) was a founder member of the Staithes Art Club. During his time in the area he gave painting lessons to the young Laura Johnson who, as Dame Laura Knight, acknowledged her debt to him. His own art encompassed oil, watercolour, woodblock prints, tooled leatherwork and sculpture. His travels ranged over Great Britain, France and Italy culminating in magnificent works painted in Venice. This exploration of his contribution to British art reveals his many facets as man, artist and teacher.