CHARLES RENNIE MACKINTOSH 1868 - 1928

THE MAN WHO CREATED THE GLASGOW STYLE

Charles Rennie Mackintosh is Scotland's most celebrated artist, architect and designer of the 20th century, his work is celebrated across Glasgow, where he left a beautiful and lasting mark on the city.

Born in Glasgow, he had a flair for drawing and design, and as a young man he embarked on an illustrious career with an architectural apprenticeship and evening classes at the Glasgow School of Art where he won several awards for his work, including the prestigious Alexander Thomson Travelling Studentship.

The 'Glasgow Style' was created by Mackintosh and his wife, Margaret Macdonald.

MACKINTOSH ARCHITECTURE

Glasgow School of Art is probably Mackintosh's most famous building, follow the Mackintosh Trail to discover more about his legacy

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MACKINTOSH ARTWORK

His artistic approach had much in common with European Symbolism and greatly influenced the Art Nouveau movement

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MACKINTOSH TOUR

From exquisite furniture, to graceful buildings, Mackintosh's simple and stylish iconic designs can still be seen all around Glasgow

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AVAILABLE TO BUY FROM RECEPTION

WE STOCK A SELECTION OF MACKINTOSH BOOKS

Should you wish to find out more about Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the man, the architect, the artist and the legacy he left to Glasgow, we stock a range of books at reception, or you can find a much larger selection at Waterstones on Argyle Street.

The Mackintosh Society

If you’d like to know more about the life and works of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, including details of all Mackintosh designed buildings to see in Glasgow, Maps, Current Exhibitions and Guided Tours, the Mackintosh Society provide an invaluable resource.

 

VISIT THE MACKINTOSH SOCIETY WEBSITE