Malcolm Osborne (1880-1963), British

Born on 1 August 1880 born at Frome, Somerset, died on 22nd September in Kensington, London. Educated at the Merchant Venturers’ Technical College, Bristol. 1901-1906 studied etching and engraving under Sir Frank Short at Royal College of Art, South Kensington. He 1904 published his first etching. During World War I he served in Artists’ Rifles and 60th Division in France, Salonika and Palestine. After 1918 he was elected Associate Engraver of Royal Academy. In 1924 succeeded Sir. Franklin Short as the Head of the etching and engraving school when Short retired. In 1926 elected full member of the Royal Academy. Between 1938-1962 held the position of President Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers (now the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers). In 1948 awarded Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

In 1956 elected Senior member of the Royal Academy.

Osborne made several etchings from Dojran region and Aegean Macedonia (Greece) which were published later in 1929 in series of books with title “Masters of Modern Etching” by publishing house “The Studio”. One example of this Macedonian period is the etching “Trekkers of the Plain near Doiran, Macedonia 1917”. A copy of this etching is in the collection of the author of this lexicon.


Malcolm Osborne 1880-1963 Trekker of the plain near Dojran 1917- etching

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This lexicon is a result of my 15 years long period of researching & documenting the personalities and the artworks of the foreign painters, sculptors, illustrators, and photographers having visited different spots of the geographic territory of Macedonia, there having created works of art there over a 100-years long period i.e. between 1850-1950. Their presence and artwork in the Macedonian milieus represent a notable cultural heritage to the international linkage of the ethnic Macedonians as well as to all the ethnicities living in the picturesque territory of Macedonia and the cultures of modern-day countries spread over parts of the geographic territory of Macedonia. Witnessing the artistic contributions of the foreign artist, we are proud of their Macedonia-themed creative works and experiences. I believe that their artworks, having been inspired and created over the vast region of Macedonia, unite us all in these challenging times, and under the facts and the values of the artistic beauty.

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