Presentation on theme: "This is Charles Rennie Mackintosh. He was an innovator and undoubtedly one of Scotlands most celebrated architects."— Presentation transcript:
This is Charles Rennie Mackintosh. He was an innovator and undoubtedly one of Scotlands most celebrated architects.
He was born in Glasgow in 1868.
Although Mackintosh was working within the conventions of formal architecture during the early 1890s, he began to work more freely as an artist, producing: sketches watercolours posters The Tree of Personal Effort.Sketch of Maybole Castle.A poster for the Scottish Musical Review.
He was part of a group of architects and designers, including his wife Margaret, working in what has become known asThe Glasgow Style.
Mackintosh was commissioned to design and build a small number of buildings in Glasgow. Martyr's Public School. Glasgow School of Art. Entrance to Glasgow School of Art.
Mackintosh first major domestic commission was Windyhill. This was a private house designed for William Davidson. Drawing of Windyhill.
On completing William Davidsons house, Windyhill, Walter Blackie, a publisher, was so impressed that asked Mackintosh to design a house for him: the Hill House. Drawing of the Hill House. The Hill House.
All the rooms and furnitures in these houses were designed by Mackintosh himself. Cabinets. Chairs.
In late-Victorian Glasgow, tea rooms were beginning to flourish as respectable meeting-places. In 1903 Mackintosh designed and create the Willow Tea Rooms, in Sauchiehall street, Glasgow. Doors in Willow Tea Rooms. Willow Tea Rooms.
Just before the outbreak of the First World War, Charles and Margaret left Glasgow. Mackintosh produced some of his finest pencil and watercolour paintings of flowers. Fritillaria. Fritillaria Walberswick.
In 1923 the Mackintoshes set off for the South of France. Here, Mackintosh regained some of his energies, which he put into perfecting his technique as a watercolourist. A Southern Port. (Portvendres)
During the autumn of that year Mackintosh became unwell and he went to London with Margaret. After a final short illness, Mackintosh died in 1928, aged 60.