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John McKenzie (1897 - 1972)

The remarkable work of John McKenzie has only recently come to light. Despite exhibiting his slates at the Royal Scottish Academy Summer Exhibition, the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, and The Arbroath Art Society, (and in two solo exhibitions at the Arbroath Public Library), McKenzie sold no more than a handful of sculptures during his lifetime.Initially McKenzie worked in wood, but disappointed with the results, he turned to roof slates and other materials found to hand. Mckenzie accentuated the depth of his shallow designs by polishing them with linseed oil mixed with slate dust. The works have retained their original presentation _ the wall plaques with a narrow oak moulding and the free standing reliefs set onto angled stands with bronze coloured resin set around the asymmetrical edges. He produced no more than three to four reliefs a year, which amounted to less than one hundred and fifty over his entire career

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Policeman directing traffic, c. 1940
John McKenzie
Policeman directing traffic, c. 1940  For sale
£1100
The Dream, circa 1950
John McKenzie
The Dream, circa 1950  For sale
£830
Design for Competition Award SCDA
John McKenzie
Design for Competition Award SCDA  For sale
£1570
The Fruitful Tree
John McKenzie
The Fruitful Tree  For sale
£8580
SCDA Design
John McKenzie
SCDA Design  For sale
£1850
Design for competition award (in...
John McKenzie
Design for competition award (in...  For sale
£1540
SCDA Annual Festival Award
John McKenzie
SCDA Annual Festival Award  For sale
£1850
Steel and Earthenware
John McKenzie
Steel and Earthenware  For sale
£3100
Policeman directing traffic, 1940's
John McKenzie
Policeman directing traffic, 1940's  For sale
£1650
Harvest Chat
John McKenzie
Harvest Chat  For sale
£11220
Lightsome Interlude, 1940's
John McKenzie
Lightsome Interlude, 1940's  For sale
£6600
Untitled, 1940's
John McKenzie
Untitled, 1940's  For sale
£1380
Policeman directing traffic, 1940's
John McKenzie
Policeman directing traffic, 1940's  Sold 
The Barbed Shaft No. 1
John McKenzie
The Barbed Shaft No. 1  Sold 
Two Nudes
John McKenzie
Two Nudes  Sold 
Drama Award
John McKenzie
Drama Award  Sold 
SCDA Design
John McKenzie
SCDA Design  Sold 
Hammer And Saw
John McKenzie
Hammer And Saw  Sold 
Festival of Music
John McKenzie
Festival of Music  Sold 
The Aspirant, circa 1940
John McKenzie
The Aspirant, circa 1940  Sold 
Interior of a bus with conductor and...
John McKenzie
Interior of a bus with conductor and...  Sold 
Autumn Leaves, c. 1940
John McKenzie
Autumn Leaves, c. 1940  Sold 
The Window Cleaner, circa 1930
John McKenzie
The Window Cleaner, circa 1930  Sold 
A conversation, circa 1930
John McKenzie
A conversation, circa 1930  Sold 
An Armistice Day Reverie, 1940s
John McKenzie
An Armistice Day Reverie, 1940s  Sold 
The wedding, circa 1940
John McKenzie
The wedding, circa 1940  Sold 
Dance Record, 1940's
John McKenzie
Dance Record, 1940's  Sold 
Afternoon Tea, 1930's
John McKenzie
Afternoon Tea, 1930's  Sold 
Moonshot, 1940's
John McKenzie
Moonshot, 1940's  Sold 
The Builder, 1940's
John McKenzie
The Builder, 1940's  Sold 
Passing moment 1940's
John McKenzie
Passing moment 1940's  Sold 
The Victor's Crown, 1940's
John McKenzie
The Victor's Crown, 1940's  Sold 
Pavement Traffic, 1940's
John McKenzie
Pavement Traffic, 1940's  Sold 
The Jester, 1940's
John McKenzie
The Jester, 1940's  Sold 
The apprentice
John McKenzie
The apprentice  Sold 
Figures in a Sitting Room with...
John McKenzie
Figures in a Sitting Room with...  Sold 
Three panels on the theme of...
John McKenzie
Three panels on the theme of...  Sold 
Music, circa 1940
John McKenzie
Music, circa 1940  Sold