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Born in 1949, Mackie moved from New York to Philadelphia as a young boy. In Philadelphia, he trained at the Barnes Foundation and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. In addition to being an established artist, Mackie was also a gallerist, Curator of the Fine Arts at Philadelphia’s Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum, and an instructor of printmaking. His well-known painting “Auntie,” can be found in the Spike Lee movie, “She’s Gotta Have It”. In the documentary, “Dancing on Pearls”, filmmaker Brent Hill chose Mackie to be one of five central characters. Noted writer and editor, Joseph Beam, selected Deryl Mackie to design the cover for his book, “In the Life.” The Baseball Hall of Fame exhibits Mackie’s portraits of Negro Baseball pitcher Smokey Joe Williams. Throughout his career, Mackie has accumulated many awards and fellowships. Some of these include the Eleanor S. Grey Award for Achievement for Still Life, The Cresson European Travel Fellowship, and the Fellowship in Arts Management Enterprises from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Derly Mackie died in 2007.