Charles Rennie (McIntosh) Mackintosh

Charles Rennie (McIntosh) Mackintosh (1868 - 1928)

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Charles Rennie (Charles Rennie) Mackintosh formerly McIntosh
Born in Parson Street, Townhead, Glasgowmap
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Husband of — married in Episcopal Church, Dumbartonmap
[children unknown]
Died in London, Englandmap
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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


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.

The Hill House, Helensburgh Scotland


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 Willow Tearooms Sauchiehall St, Glasgow

The Mackintosh House at Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow

The Glasgow 4

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.

Miss Cranston

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,

  • The Hill House, Helensburgh ( the interior original furnishings are amazing and worth a fortune)
  • The House for an art lover, Bellahouston Park Glasgow,
  • Scotland Street School,
  • Glasgow School of Art,
  • Willow tea rooms Sauchiehall St and Buchanan St Glasgow,
  • His house rebuilt brick by brick at the Hunterian Museum Glasgow - a must for anyone even mildly interested in CRM. - Maria Maxwell



Thank you to Maria Maxwell for creating Mackintosh-103 on 19 Nov 13. Click the Changes tab for the details on contributions by Maria and others.

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On 17 Mar 2014 Maria Maxwell wrote:

Just back from a holiday in Prague, Czech Republic and what should I see there in the Jewish quarter but a house built Mackintosh style complete with "rose" ironwork gates. Made me feel quite at home !!

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Room De Luxe, Willow Tearoom, Sauchiehall St, Glasgow
Room De Luxe,   Willow Tearoom,  Sauchiehall St, Glasgow

The Hill House, Helensburgh, Scotland
The Hill House,  Helensburgh,  Scotland

Glasgow School of Art
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On 23 Jan 2014 at 23:33 GMT Terry Wright wrote:

This a lovely page Maria i had know idea who Charles Rennie Mackintosh

was until i read his bio you have done a great job

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