Mackenzie Thorpe

Mackenzie Thorpe


One of the country’s most celebrated and sought-after living artists

In the early 1990s, Mackenzie Thorpe set the art world alight and that flame is still burning as brightly as ever. A global art phenomenon, he has reached out across every conceivable boundary by drawing on the universal themes that unite us all; love and isolation, life and death, joy and sorrow, despair and hope.

His journey from dyslexia child ostracised by his peers to an international artist exhibiting worldwide has been both extraordinary and inspirational. Born into a working-class family in Middlesbrough, struggling through school with an undiagnosed learning difficulty and doing manual work in the local shipyard by the age of 15, Mackenzie defied the expectations of society with a combination of pioneering style and unbridled passion.

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