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Charles Rennie Mackintosh (7 June 1868 – 10 December 1928) was a Scottish architect, designer, water colourist and artist. He was a designer in the post impressionist movement and also the main representative of Art Nouveau in the United Kingdom. He had considerable influence on European design. He was born in Glasgow and he died in London.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh was born at 70 Parson Street, Townhead, Glasgow, on 7 June 1868, the fourth of 11 children and second son of William Mackintosh, the superintendent and chief clerk of the City of Glasgow Police, and his wife, Margaret Rennie.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh was married to Margaret McDonald. They had no children.
Glasgow School of Art, situated on a steep hill leading down to Sauchiehall Street, is one of the few Art-Noveau buildings in Glasgow, displaying a style influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement of the late 19th century. Charles Rennie Mackintosh had submitted his designs for the competition in 1895 and was successful in becoming the winning entrant when the result was announced in early 1897. Funding limitatations meant that the building was erected in stages between 1897 and 1909. Glasgow School of Art still demonstrates a freshness of style and presents a fascinating insight into turn of the century modernism.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh's finest domestic work is situated in Helensburgh, on the south facing slopes of the Firth of Clyde. It was built as a new home for the publisher, Walter Blackie. The Hill House was built between 1902 and 1904, with further work by Mackintosh in 1912. The interior design and furniture are remarkably well preserved. The extensive gardens are beautifully maintained by the National Trust for Scotland.
The group of artists that came to be known as The Glasgow Four comprised the painter and glass artist Margaret MacDonald, acclaimed architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh (MacDonald's husband), MacDonald's sister Frances, and Herbert McNair. Together, the Four defined the Glasgow Style, merging and blending influences including the Celtic Revival, the Arts and Crafts Movement and also Japonisme, which found favour throughout the modern art world of continental Europe. The Four, otherwise known as the Spook School, ultimately made a great impact on the definition of Art Nouveau.
From Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society
Charles was born at 70 Parson Street, Glasgow on 7 June 1868. He was the fourth of eleven children to William Mcintosh (1837-1908), and Margaret Rennie (1837-1885). His father became a police superintendent in Glasgow.
Charles was the fourth of eleven children to William Mcintosh (1837-1908), and Margaret Rennie (1837-1885). Unfortunately only 7 survived to adulthood, 5 sisters and a brother. Charles and Margaret did not have any children of their own.
Catherine Cranston (27 May 1849 – 18 April 1934), widely known as Kate Cranston or Miss Cranston, was a leading figure in the development of tea rooms. She is nowadays chiefly remembered as a major patron of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Margaret MacDonald
He even has his own (fashion) tartan now !!
Personal knowledge - I am a great fan of all things "Mackintosh" especially the jewellery designs !!! I've had the pleasure of visiting,
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On 23 Jan 2014 at 23:33 GMT Terry Wright wrote:
was until i read his bio you have done a great job