Corner Gallery: Margo Maeckelberghe

9th November 2019 - 11th January 2020

The Corner Gallery houses regular displays of archival material and artwork which celebrate founding members and artists related to the Society. The current exhibition features original works by Margo Maeckelberghe.


Margo Maeckelberghe

1932 – 2014

Born in Penzance of Cornish parentage, Margo Maeckelberghe attended the Penzance School of Art, followed by the Bath Academy of Art at Corsham where her tutors included William Scott, Terry Frost and Bryan Wynter. She taught in London and Gibraltar before returning to work in Cornwall.

For many years Margo’s studio was a cottage high above Zennor; later she and her G.P. husband moved to Penzance. Her landscape paintings were firmly based in the moors and rocky coastlines of West Penwith. Her colours, ochres and blues, and the fact that she left out superfluous details, gave her paintings a spacious unrestricted essence.

Margo became a member of the Penwith Society in 1961 and its chair and president in 1997. She also exhibited with the Newlyn Society of Artists. Margo was made a bard of the Cornish Gorsedh in 1997 and in 2008 was given an exhibition ‘Extended Landscapes’ at Tate St Ives.