Birth of Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Architect, designer and artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh was born on 7 June 1868 in a Glasgow suburb. By cultivating a piece of land with his father near their home, he developed a deep love of nature; floral motifs form the basis of his decorative work. Mackintosh designed a number of buildings, including Glasgow’s The Lighthouse, and he was pivotal in movements such as Secessionism and Art Nouveau. Later in life, Mackintosh switched his focus to watercolour painting, before his death on 10 December 1928.