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Esther Blaikie MacKinnon

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Nationality  British
Known for  Painting; Engraving
Name  Esther MacKinnon

Esther Blaikie MacKinnon Esther Blaikie MacKinnon Smithsonian American Art Museum
Born  1885 (1885) Aberdeen, Scotland
Died  1934, Banchory, United Kingdom

Esther Blaikie MacKinnon (1885–1934) was a Scottish artist, who was known for her paintings and engravings. During her career, MacKinnon worked with a variety of media including paint, dry point, etchings, and black and white drawings. Notable were her portraits of Cecil and Evelyn Sharp, which currently are part of The National Portrait Gallery's primary collection. Her work was exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy, the Royal Glasgow Institute, the Royal Academy, and the Society of Women Artists within her lifetime.


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The second child of Lachlan MacKinnon (1855–1948) and Theodora Thompson (1859–1939), Esther MacKinnon was born and educated in Aberdeen. During her lifetime, MacKinnon primarily worked out of her studio in Hampstead, London, and during her lifetime her engravings and paintings were exhibited widely. She died unmarried at the age of 49.

Selected List of Works

  • Cecil Sharp, 1921. Chalk. National Portrait Gallery. [1]
  • Cecil Sharp, 1921. Pencil. National Portrait Gallery. [2]
  • Lions in a London Square, n.d. Etching and aquatint on paper. Smithsonian American Art Museum. [3]
  • Malmesbury, 1922. Watercolour and pencil on paper. Smithsonian American Art Museum.[4]
  • A Negress, n.d. Oil on canvas. Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums. [5]
  • Weaver, n.d. Colour Lithograph. Smithsonian American Art Museum. [6]
  • References

    Esther Blaikie MacKinnon Wikipedia

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