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Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Friday 03 May 2019

 Charles Rennie Mackintosh. A lecture by Anthea Streeter (see information below), hosted and arranged by The Arts Society Chipstead, as part of the Banstead Arts Festival. at the Banstead Community Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £10, available at March and April lectures and from the Banstead Arts Festival Box Office at Banstead Library

Charles Rennie Mackintosh         © Anthea Streeter


Nowadays many people are familiar with Mackintosh's striking and innovative designs:  his high-backed chairs and white-painted furniture.     Yet in his day, at the turn of the twentieth century, only a handful of British clients recognised the outstanding talent of this Scottish architect and designer.   On the Continent, however, and particularly in Austria and Germany, progressive designers marvelled at his work and considered him a hero.  


This lecture traces Mackintosh's career, looking at his major architectural commissions and interiors, such as those for his masterpiece the Glasgow School of Art and The Hill House at Helensburgh.    We will also look at Mackintosh’s less well-known but exquisite watercolour paintings, painted throughout his career but especially when he and his wife Margaret were resident in France towards the end of Mackintosh’s life.


Finally we will consider the consequences of the two tragic fires at the Glasgow School of Art in 2014 and 2018, and how the restoration of this world-renowned building is being addressed.