Charles Rennie Mackintosh

This year will be the 150th anniversary of the birth of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Born in Glasgow on 7th June 1868, Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a Scottish architect, designer and artist.  His work, alongside that of his wife Margaret MacDonald, was influential on the European design movement Art Nouveau.

The Glasgow School of Art is considered to be his masterpiece, sadly in May 2014 the building was severely damaged by a fire and is currently being restored.

To mark the anniversary museums in Glasgow are hosting a programme of events.  One of the highlights, of which , will be a temporary exhibition at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.  In May the BBC published the following article with a bit more info – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-39771738.

 

I love Macintosh’s designs and architecture as well as the haunting paintings created by his wife and whilst it trivialises his work a bit I often use his designs to create some simple greetings cards.

 

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