Painter, teacher, political cartoonist and radical activist, born and lived in Stromness, Orkney Isles. MacInnes attended Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen, 1939–41 and 1945–7, teachers including Robert Sivell and D M Sutherland. He went on to head the art department at Stromness Academy, becoming second master and then headmaster until retirement. MacInnes was a member of the 47 Group, which included Alberto Morrocco; took part in other mixed shows; and had numerous shows in Orkney, Aberdeen and Edinburgh, notably at the Torrance Gallery. MacInnnes was a painter of the landscape and people of Orkney, notably the politician Jo Grimond, composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, dialect poet Robert Rendall and writer and poet George Mackay Brown.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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