George Mackley

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George Edward Mackley MBE (born 1900 in Huntingdon, died 1983 in Tonbridge, Kent) was an English wood engraving artist.


Mackley's Wood Engraving published in 1948 remains one of the leading manuals of engraving techniques.[1]

He was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 1983 New Year Honours.[2]


  • George Mackley's Picture Book, George Mackley, 1981, J.L. Carr, Publisher, Kettering England.
  • Wood Engraving, George Mackley, Gresham Books. ISBN 978-0-905418-84-1
  • Confessions of a Woodpecker, George Mackley & H. Ecclestone, 1981, ISBN 978-0-905418-92-6
  • George Mackley, Wood Engravings, 1995, Blond Fine Art. ASIN B001NFK4AU
  • Monica Poole: Wood engraver, George Mackley & Graham L. Williams, 1984, Florin. ISBN 978-0-90671-510-9
  • Wood Engravings with illustrations, George Mackley. ASIN B0014LW1T2


  1. ^ Biography- Brierhill Gallery , Boston US
  2. ^ "No. 49212". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 December 1982. p. 15.

Further reading[edit]

  • Monica Poole, George Mackley Wood Engraver (1981, Gresham Press)

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