Helen Margaret MacKenzie (1888-1966)
|Artist Name||Helen Margaret MacKenzie (1888-1966)|
|Title||The Nurse - Dorothy Hewins|
This charming portrait oil painting is by famous exhibited Scottish female artist Helen MacKenzie. This realist portrait is of Dorothy Hewins, a nurse. She is poised with pen and notebook in hand, wearing her green uniform and nurses badge. She has a lovely composed compassionate face which Mackenzie has caught perfectly. We don't know the relationship between artist and sitter but MacKenzie has portrayed her with great sympathy. Signed lower left.
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||20 x 24 inches|
|Frame||Housed in an ornate gilt frame, 34 inches by 30 inches and in good condition.|
|Biography||Helen Margaret MacKenzie (1888-1966) was a painter and etcher who exhibited between 1905-1939. Born in Elgin, Scotland, she studied at the Royal College of Art. She was ROI in 1923, ASWA 1918, SWA 1923. She lived in London. She exhibited at The Glasgow Institute 7, Cooling Galleries 1, Liverpool 1, Manchester 2, Royal Academy 22, Royal Institute of Painters in Oil 46, Society of Women Artists 38.|