Thomas Mackenzie (1887-1944)

English artist and illustrator

Born in Bradford, England, Thomas Mackenzie was an artist, producing illustrations for books, and watercolours during the early 20th century. His earliest commissioned works for James Stephens’ The Crock of Gold (1912) and Arthur Ransome’s Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp in Rhyme (1919). His illustrations are reminiscent of the work of his Art Nouveau peers, including Kay Nielsen and Harry Clarke. However, he failed to make a career as a painter in France.