Birth of Charles Ren­nie Mack­in­tosh

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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.

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