Charles Rennie Mackintosh

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Birthday
7, 1868
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Dec 10, 1928 (60)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
7, 1868
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Dec 10, 1928 (60)

About

The main representative of Art Nouveau in Great Britain, he was influenced by the Industrial Revolution. Redesigned famed architect and designer W.J. Bassett-Lowke's home.

Before Fame

He became in 1890 the second person to win the Alexander Thomson Travelling Studentship award. He discovered his love for painting floral watercolors while vacationing in Suffolk.

Trivia

He and his wife, along with another couple, formed "The Four," a collaborative architecture group.

Family Life

He was the fourth of 12 children; his father invented the popular style of raincoat known as a mackintosh. He married Margaret MacDonald in 1900, with whom he fathered two children.

Associated With

He and Frank Lloyd Wright were contemporaries.