1st Aug, 2021 13:00

The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction

  Lot 516


* IAN MACINNES (SCOTTISH 1922 - 2003),
oil on canvas board, signed
image size 50cm x 100cm, overall size 55cm x 105cm
Note: Painter, teacher, political cartoonist, born and lived in Stromness, Orkney Isles. MacInnes attended Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen, 1939–41 and 1945–7, teachers including Robert Sivell and D M Sutherland. He went on to Head the Art Department at Stromness Academy, becoming Second Master and then Headmaster until retirement. MacInnes was a member of the 47 Group, which included Alberto Morrocco; took part in other mixed shows; and had numerous shows in Orkney, Aberdeen and Edinburgh, notably at the Torrance Gallery. MacInnes was a painter of the landscape and people of Orkney. He was a close friend of George Mackay Brown from childhood and illustrated many of his books and dust covers. After his retirement he carried on painting with even greater zeal, and was preparing for another eagerly awaited exhibition in Edinburgh when, in 1997, he suffered the first of the strokes that crippled and ultimately killed him. For his memorial he leaves us a richly evocative display of paintings on countless Orcadian walls - and far beyond his islands. Eleven of his paintings are held in Scottish Public Collections.


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