Sine Mackinnon

Jura Mountains Landscape

$990.00 CAD

This is an original painting by Sine Mackinnon that showcases a stunning landscape of the Jura Mountains. These sub-alpine mountains are located just north of the Western Alps and largely define the border between France and Switzerland. The piece is an oil painting on hardboard, and though it is unsigned, it does have an annotation on the back containing the artist's name, the painting's title, and the year 1951.

Selina Mairi Sine MacKinnon was an Irish landscape artist. Born February 11, 1901 at Newcastle, County Down, Ireland, her father was a clerk in the law courts in London.

She was educated in the Slade School of Fine Art in London between 1918 and 1924.  In 1924 she left for Paris and studied at La Grand Chaumiere for three years and then the Beaux Arts. During this time she became acquainted with Raoul Dufy, who was so impressed by her work that he introduced her to an art dealer, Barriero, and this led to her first solo exhibition in Paris.

Sine Mackinnon spent much of her life living in France and Switzeland, travelling in Italy and Spain. She came back to England for a period during the war with her husband, Rupert Granviller-Fordham, but returned to Paris shortly after the war ended, later settling in St. Tropez.

Sine Mackinnon had many successful exhibitions in Paris and in London. Her work is represented in many public and private collections including the Tate Gallery (London), Homerton College (Cambridge) The Hepworth Wakefield (Wakefield), New Walk Museum (Leicester), Government Art Collection (London) and the Galerie de Jeu de Paume in Paris.

Sine Mackinnon died on October 6, 1996 in Maisons-Laffitte, near Paris.

Source: Wikipedia.

Artiste: Sine Mackinnon (1901-1996).
Medium: Oil on hardboard.
Condition: Very good condition.
Dimensions: 38 x 46 cm. / 15 x 18 in.
Frame: 52 x 60 cm. / 20 1/2 x 23 1/2 in. Very good condition.
Origin: France.