Painter and sculptor, son of the artist Anne Redpath and brother of the artist David Michie, born in St Omer, northern France. He studied architecture in Edinburgh and after war service as a pilot in the Royal Air Force had a career as a freelance graphic artist. In the early 1960s became deeply involved in painting and sculpture, eventually concentrating on acrylic and mixed media. Was elected RWA in 1984, joining its council, also showing at RA, RSA, RSW, SSA, Paris Salon and RBS as a fellow. In 1964 Michie was a finalist in the Arts Council Open Painting Competition; he was one of 15 British painters chosen to show at Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, in 1967; and a solo exhibition at Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh, in 1971, led to an invitation by the Brazilian Embassy to give a series of major shows in that country in 1972.

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

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