Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Born in Glasgow in 1868, Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a key figure in the Arts and Crafts movement, known best for his architectural work and designs. Mackintosh's work was particularly popular in Austria and Germany, and though he had a relatively small body of architectural work, his work was very influential on European design. He studied at Glasgow School of Art and while there, met his future wife Margaret Macdonald. Much of his later architectural work as well as his work in textiles, metalwork, furniture design, and interior design encompasses their collaborated efforts. His work reflects a Scottish influence fused with Art Nouveau and the simplicity of Japanese design. Charles Rennie Mackintosh also met James Herbert McNair, and Frances Macdonald at the Glasgow School of Art. The three of them along with Margaret Macdonald came to be known as "The Four," and essentially developed the "Glasgow Style." Mackintosh's life and work gained much notoriety and popularity after his death in December of 1928.


  • THE MACKINTOSH REVIVAL:MACKINTOSH MACKINTOSH MACKINTOSH MACKINTOSH By Rita Reif. New York Times (1857-Current file). New York, N.Y.:Sep 30, 1979. p. SM28 (5 pp.)


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