Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh died - On this day in history


10 January 2020
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imports_CESC_0-3c8gq5i4-100000_78267.jpg Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh died - On this day in history
Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh died on 10 December 1928. ...

Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh died on 10 December 1928 at the age of sixty. Mackintosh was one of Scotland's finest architects and became known as a leader of the Arts and Crafts movement and the Art Nouveau style.

Mackintoshs's first major commission was the Glasgow Herald Building, which he designed in 1899, the year before he married artist Margaret Macdonald. Mackintosh is closely associated with Glasgow, the city of his birth, and created some of his finest works here, including:

  • Scotland Street school
  • The Glasgow School of Art
  • Daily Record offices
  • The Lighthouse
  • Hill House

In 1927, after a spell in France, Mackintosh was diagnosed with cancer of the throat and tongue, and returned to the UK. He died in London and is buried at Golders Green Crematorium.

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