Charles Rennie Mackintosh

A phenomenal designer, artist and architect whose work is well known across the globe. Mackintosh was born and raised in the Townhead area of Glasgow and his work can be seen and fully appreciated at many sites around the city.

Mackintosh was the son of a policeman; his career began when he completed his apprenticeship with a local architect. The beginnings of what would be a magnificent career began when Mackintosh entered, and won, a competition to redesign the Glasgow School of Art.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a former pupil of the school, which made it even more significant to him to design a fantastic building, which of course he did. The Glasgow School of Art is still an art school to this day and is worth taking a look at while in the city to fully understand the genius that was Mackintosh.

Through his evening classes at the school of art Mackintosh was able to discover the design techniques at home and abroad even getting a place on a trip to Italy which it seems was extremely inspirational.

Mackintosh continued in his work, continually striving for perfection and creating cutting edge designs all over Glasgow. Although when he first started out Mackintosh was kept within certain boundaries in regard to design and detail but as time went on he began to gain the artistic freedom he so longed for.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh had the chance to design the complete interior and exterior of a tearoom for friend and business associated, Kate Cranston, he went on to design each of her tearooms which were, and still are extremely popular.

Daily Record Building
217 Sauchiehall Street
Tel: 0141 332 0521
Open: External viewing only.

House for an Art Lover
Bellahouston Park,
10 Dumbreck Road
Tel: 0141 353 4770
Open: 7 days summer / 2 days winter

Martyrs' Public School
Parson Street
Tel: 0141 553 2557
Open daily by appointment only between 2pm to 4pm.

McLellan Galleries
270 Sauchiehall Street
Tel: 0141 565 4137
Open daily from 10am to 5pm, except
Friday & Sunday open 11am to 5pm.

Ruchill Church Hall
15/17 Shakespeare Street
Open: Mon to Fri 11:00am - 3:00pm only

The Glasgow School of Art
167 Renfrew Street,
Tel: 0141 353 4526
Open: Tours available until the 7th June,
Mon-Fri, 11am and 2pm, and Sat at 10.30am.

The House for an Art Lover
Address: Bellahouston Park,
10 Dumbreck Road
Tel: 0141 353 4770
Open: 7 days summer / 2 days winter

The Hill House
Upper Colquhoun Street
Helensburgh
Tel: 01436-673900
Opened: 25th March - 31st October
from 1:30pm - 5:30pm

The Mackintosh House
Hunterian Art Gallery
University of Glasgow
82 Hillhead Street
Tel:0141 330 5431
Open on Mon - Sat, 9.30 am - 5.00pm and
closed Sundays and public holidays.

Scotland Street School
225 Scotland Street
Tel: 0141 287 0500
Opened Mon - Thurs & Sat 10am-5pm,
Fri & Sun 11am-5pm

The Lighthouse
11 Mitchell Lane
Tel: 0141 221 6362
Open: 7 days per week

The Willow Tea Rooms
217 Sauchiehall Street
Tel:0141 332 0521
Open daily from 9.00am - 5.00pm on
Mon - Sat & Sun from 11.00am - 5.00pm

   

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