• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE3822

McCrae, Marjorie (Mahdi)

  • Occupation Cartoonist, Illustrator, Journalist


Mahdi McCrae, great-granddaughter of Georgina McCrae, was a painter, cartoonist and commercial artist of some renown who had a keen eye for critiquing Sydney society. Norman Lindsay, a close friend of her parents, taught her how to draw. He admired her work greatly, stating that her teenage efforts, many of which were published in Aussie magazine, showed an ‘extraordinary delicacy of line and virility of form.’ As her reputation grew, her work became more widely published. Throughout the 20s and 30s her drawings were reproduced in Home, Woman, Melbourne Punch and the Bulletin.


  • 1920 - 1940

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