28th Sep, 2023 10:30

The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction

  Lot 73


limited edition artist's proof print on paper, signed, titled and numbered A/P II - ED 75
mounted, framed and under glass

image size 20cm x 28cm, overall size 40cm x 47cm

Note: Tom MacKenzie was educated at Portree High School and at 17 left home to enrol at Duncan of Jordanstone School of Art in Dundee. This did not work out and after a year he went to London. His pursuit of art continued at evening classes in life drawing while working in a variety of jobs by day. In 1976 he moved back to Scotland, joining a team of many talents at the Glasgow Print Studio. John Taylor, a colleague and long-time friend, says: "Tom MacKenzie’s art was made from the Isle of Skye’s unique cornucopia of visual riches: the huge, notched and jagged coastline; sea lochs with many rocky islands; the Cuillins, the most awesome mountains in Britain." Living and working on the lovely Isle of Skye, Tom MacKenzie was renowned for his wonderful colour etchings of the island and the West Coast of Scotland. These large and very stylish etchings are appreciated and collected worldwide. Working from his studio and workshop in Portree, the island’s capital, Mackenzie used three steel plates to produce his etchings and limited the editions to 75 or less, printed on 300gm, Arches waterleaf paper. He was a very popular figure in Portree where he lived and worked and a much-respected artist throughout Scotland and far beyond. In The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction of 12th September 2021, three colour etchings by Tom Mackenzie sold for hammer prices of £300, £320 and £340.


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Sold for £130
Estimated at £100 - £150

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