Charles Rennie MackintoshCharles Rennie Mackintosh
) was a Scottish architect
, water colourist.
He was also the main exponent of Art Nouveau
Born in Glasgow, he was apprenticed to an architect, but also attended evening classes in art.
He joined a firm of architects in 1889 and developed his own style: a contrast between strong right angles and decorative motifs with subtle curves, e.g. the Mackintosh Rose motif, along with some references to traditional Scottish architecture.
Amongst his architectural works are:
- Hill House, Helensburgh (National Trust for Scotland)
- House for an Art Lover, Glasgor
- Glasgow School of Art
- The Mackintosh House (Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow)
- Queen's Cross church, Glasgow
- Ruchill Church Hall, Glasgow
- Holy Trinity Church, Bridge of Allan, Stirling
- Scotland Street School, Glasgow
- The Willow Rooms, also known as Miss Cranston's Tearooms
- Glasgow Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow
- Craigie Hall, Glasgow
- Martyrs' Public School
- The Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum, Glasgow
- Daily Record offices, Glasgow
- Glasgow Herald offices
He also became a famous designer in interior design, furniture
. His work was shown at the Vienna
Secession Exhibition in 1900.
Towards the end of his life, he became a painter of watercolours, his well-known studies of flowers dating from the years he spent at Walberswick in Suffolk from 1914.
He was married to Margaret MacDonald, a Scottish illustrator whom he had met at the Glasgow School of Art. They worked together on some of his later watercolours.
The Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society tries to encourage a greater awareness of the work of Mackintosh as an important architect, artist and designer.
Similar uses of this name include: Charles Macintosh