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Public Statues and Sculpture Association

Charles Hodge Mackie (1862–1920)

Painter, printmaker, mural artist and sculptor. He was born in Aldershot, but moved with his family to Edinburgh, where he studied at the University and the Royal Scottish Academy Schools; for most of his working life he lived in Kirkcudbright. As a painter of landscapes and portraits he was strongly influenced by the bold forms and bright colours of Paul Gauguin and the French Symbolist artists, carrying out mural decorations in that style for Patrick Geddes at Ramsay Garden, Edinburgh. His Nymph and Faun fountain group (1914; formerly in the garden of Westerlea House, Edinburgh, now in the National Museum of Scotland) is a rare example of his work as a sculptor.

Bibliography: P.J.M. McEwan, The Dictionary of Scottish Art and Architecture, Ballater, Aberdeenshire, 2004; R. McKenzie, Public Sculpture of Edinburgh (2 vols), Liverpool, 2018, vol. 1, pp. 422–23.

Ray McKenzie 2018