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Born in Glasgow in 1868, one of eleven children he went on to become a world-renowned artist, architect and designer. Alongside a close group of friends Mackintosh brought 'The Glasgow Style' to life in many buildings and furniture, which you can see, around the city to this day.
Taking inspiration from Scottish traditions and mixing with Japanese influence, the Art Noveau style is truly stunning. Emerging as one of the most influential people to emerge from Scotland in the 1900's Mackintosh was and still remains a hugely popular talent.
There are many Charles Rennie Mackintosh sites that you can visit while in Glasgow, and that is not including the many private houses that he also designed. You can take a look at the furniture designed by him and his wife, the amazing architecture and the stunning paintings, which he indulged more in during later years.
Had it not been for an early competition that Mackintosh entered we may never have had the opportunity to see such a genius at work, the winning prize was to redesign a building in Glasgow, The Glasgow School of Art to be exact, where Mackintosh, a former pupil, made a truly visionary mark.
Tours run daily throughout the school, which is still in use to this day. You can also explore The House for an Art Lover, Martyrs Public School, The Willow Tea Rooms, and one of his final and most prominent works in Glasgow, Scotland Street School to name just a few.
Whichever Charles Rennie Mackintosh site you choose to visit you will not be disappointed, in fact on the contrary you will enjoy a truly unique experience that everyone will enjoy.
Glasgow School of Art
167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G3 6RQ
Tel: 0141 353 4500
Founded in 1845 as Glasgow Government School of Design, this world-renowned art school changed its name to Glasgow School of Art in 1853 and was originally sited in Ingram Street near Glasgow’s Merchant City. One of Glasgow’s famous sons and alumni of the School of Art, Charles Rennie Mackintosh won the bid to redesign the
new Art School, which was relocated to Renfrew Street.
House for an Art Lover
Bellahouston Park, 10 Dumbreck Road, Glasgow G41 5BW.
Tel: 0141 353 4770
Situated in the beautiful gounds of Bellahouston Park in Glasgow’s south side, The House for an Art Lover is one of Glasgow’s most unique art galleries and cultural attractions, housing one of the most enchanting pieces of recent research on Rennie Mackintosh.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AG
Tel: 0141 276 9599
The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is the city of Glasgow's premier museum and art gallery. The building attracts over 1 million visitors each year and was described Neil MacGregor, the director of the British museum in London as "one of Europe's great civic art collections". The museum is the second most popular visitor
attraction in Scotland and the most visited museum in the United Kingdom outside London.
Martyrs' Public School
Martyrs' School, Parson Street, Glasgow, G4 0PX
Tel: 0141 946 6600
Located in the Townhead district of Glasgow, Martyr’s School is one of Glasgow’s hidden architectural treasures designed by Glasgow’s famous son, Charles Rennie Mackintosh. This building is a fine example of his work and one of the first to feature Mackintosh’s distinctive Art Nouveau style.
Scotland Street School Museum
225 Scotland Street, Glasgow, G5 8QB
Tel: 0141 287 0500
Undoubtedly one of Glasgow’s much-loved museums, The Scotland Street Museum unveils the history of Scottish education housed in a genuine school environment. Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed this spectacularly grand showpiece between 1903 and 1906, an essential cultural attraction for Mackintosh aficionados and those interested in the history of architecture and design.
The Hill House
Upper Colquhoun Street, Helensburgh, G84 9AJ.
Tel: +44 (0)0844 493 2208
Nestling high above the Clyde Estuary in the pituresque Victorian town of Helensburgh, The Hill House is one of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s finest examples of domestic architecture. The house was commissioned in 1902 by leading Glasgow publisher Walter Blackie and continues to be at the forefront of architectural excellence in Scotland today.
11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU.
Tel: 0141 221 6362
Offering an inspiring look at architecture and design through the years. Spread out over six floors you will experience a serious of exhibits and programs detailing everything you need to know. You can also see the stunning Mackintosh Tower and Mackintosh Tower; which are both award-winning pieces. You can also make the most of the stylish rooftop café and bar.
The Mackintosh Church at Queens Cross
870 Garscube Road, Glasgow G20 7EL.
Tel: 0141 946 6600
Queens Cross Church aptly labelled as ‘The Mackintosh Church’ in the Maryhill area of Glasgow was commissioned in 1896 as St Mathew’s Church by the Free Church of Scotland. Designed by Honeyman & Keppie’s most renowned Architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, this stunningly beautiful place of worship opened for services on 10 September 1899.
The Willow Tearooms
217 Sauchiehall Street + 97 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, G2 3EX.
Tel: 0141 332 0521
The Willow Tea Room in Sauchiehall Street was the only eatery where Rennie Mackintosh took full command over every aspect of its architectural design, interior and exterior. He even had impetus in the design of cutlery and waitresses' dresses. This fine establishment is named after the street where it is situated whereby the name Sauchiehall derives from the Scottish Gaelic, meaning alley of the willows. Willow wood finishing is featured throughout the building.
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