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21 November 2019PEOPLE, PLACES AND PIAZZAS: THE LIFE AND ART OF CHARLES H. MACKIE
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PEOPLE, PLACES AND PIAZZAS: THE LIFE AND ART OF CHARLES H. MACKIE Pat Clark, a retired headteacher, researcher and writer Thursday 21 November 2019

A comprehensive survey of his life and the development of his art, from his early struggles as an artist up to his final recognition as RSA, RSW. The people he met including Gauguin, Vuillard, Hornel - and the places he painted - Kirkcudbright, Normandy, Venice - form the core of the lecture.

The illustrations cover all aspects of his oeuvre - watercolour, oil, tooled leatherwork, woodblock prints and sculpture. A journey with this 'forgotten man' of Scottish art will provide evidence of his skill as a colourist and reclaim his place in art's pantheon.

Pat Clark is a retired headteacher with a passion for Charles Mackie, a neglected figure in Scottish art. 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 retirement. Lectures to Khmer colleagues, fellow volunteers, sister NGOs and representatives from the Ministry of Education widened her experience.

Now an independent researcher and writer, she is the author of 'People, Places and Piazzas: The Life of Charles H. Mackie' published by Sansom & Co. in 2016. She was invited to deliver the Annual Edinburgh Philosophical Institution Lecture in May 2019.