Born 1868 in Glasgow, Mackintosh trained as an architect at a local firm ad took evening classes in art and design at the Glasgow School of Art. Here he met his wife, the artist Margaret Macdonald, and they formed a group of designers, developing a distinctive style reminiscent of Aubrey Beardsley and inspired by the Continental ‘Art Nouveau’ movement. Mackintosh undertook several commissions at this time, including the design of the new Glasgow School of Art (now known as the Mackintosh Building). However, his style was never truly appreciated in Glasgow and the Mackintoshes eventually left and went on to enjoy great success and influence in Europe. They returned to England in 1914 and settled in Suffolk where Mackintosh painted many delicate flower studies, but a year later they moved to London. Here Mackintosh resumed work as an architect and designer, producing some of his best and most original works, using geometric motifs and primary colours. However, this extraordinary output of work was scarcely recognised in the UK, and in 1923 they moved to the South of France, where Mackintosh gave up architecture and devoted himself completely to painting landscapes. He died of cancer in 1928.
Face Covering: The Wassail
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