Modern British Gallery offers a large selection of affordable oils, watercolours and limited edition prints by major British artists.

MACKLEY, George

George Mackley (1900 – 1983) trained as a teacher of art at the Goldsmiths’ College, London, specialising particularly in engraving and etching. Later while teaching obtained private tuition in wood engraving from Noel Rooke at Central School of Arts and Crafts. It was not until the 1930’s that George Mackley began to focus on wood engraving as his preferred technique. His production was amongst the finest examples of white-line wood engraving of the post-war era. A stoke in 1968 prevented him continuing his output. Inspired by the work of Agnes Miller Parker, he concentrated on views of the riverside, his engravings having a crispness and economy of line. Member of SWE, RE and Art Workers’ Guild.

Upon his death, Mackley’s work was gifted to fellow engraver, Monica Poole. In turn, Poole gifted the collection to Laurence Lee.

Artworks:

Houghton Lock £100

‘Houghton Lock on the Great Ouze’. Signed ink and wash measuring 20cm x 25cm. Mounted.

Farmland £75

Ink and wash, signed with initials. Measures 12cm x 19cm. Mounted.

Lumber Jacks £40

Trial pull. Titled in hand of artist. Block measures 3″ x 4″ plus borders. Mounted. Collection on Monica Poole. Condition: Image excellent. Pin holes to

Hard up for Winter (1947) £50

Wood engraving from the collection of Monica Poole. Block measures 5.5cm x 10.4cm plus borders. Light creasing from printing on Japon (trial pull). Mounted

Above the Lock £50

Trial pull. Titled in hand of artist. Block measures 3″ x 4″ plus borders. Mounted. Collection on Monica Poole.

Draining Mill £40

Original wood engraving printed in limited edition of 300 by Rampant Lions Press. Block measures 10.1cm x 12.7cm plus borders. Mounted

Genemuiden £30

Original wood engraving printed in limited edition of 300 by Rampant Lions Press. Block measures 7.2cm x 5.8cm plus borders. Mounted