Welcome to the Charles Rennie Mackintosh site
This website has been created to celebrate the work of Glasgow Art Nouveau artist and architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh (June 7 1868 – December 10 1928) and his wife Margaret MacDonald.
It is entirely a ‘labour of love’ by Irene Houston to showcase the beautiful, innovative and highly original designs produced by Charles and his wife Margaret.
It covers the early life of Charles How it Began and how he used his disabilities to produce beautiful watercolours, to meeting the love of his life Margaret MacDonald, also a gifted artist in her own right.
How the pair teamed up with Margaret’s sister Frances MacDonald (also an artist) and Herbert MacNair a life long friend of Mackintosh.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh was not only a talented architect creating the reknowned Glasgow School of Art, House of an Art Lover, Queen’s Cross Church, Mackintosh House and the Willow Tearooms.
I hope you enjoy the beautiful innovative designs of these two talented artists as much as I do.