Mackintosh joined the architectural practice of Honeyman and Keppie as a draftsman and won the competition to design and build a new School of Art for his mentor, Newbery, in
He was apprenticed to a local architect, John Hutchinson, and attended evening classes at the Glasgow School of Art.
In he joined the firm of Honeyman and Keppie, becoming a partner in In collaboration with three other students, one of whom, Margaret Macdonald, became his wife inMackintosh achieved an international reputation in the s as a designer of unorthodox posters, craftwork, and furniture.
In contrast to contemporary fashion his work was light, elegant, and original, as exemplified by four remarkable tearooms he designed in Glasgow — and other domestic interiors of the early s. Art Nouveau painted oak cabinet with coloured glass, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Although all have some traditional characteristics, they reveal a mind of exceptional inventiveness and aesthetic perception.
By he had virtually ceased to practice and thereafter devoted himself to watercolour painting. Although Mackintosh was nearly forgotten for several decades, the late 20th century saw a revival of interest in his work.
The stark simplicity of his furniture designs, in particular, appealed to contemporary taste, and reproductions of Mackintosh chairs and settees began to be manufactured.
The Mackintosh House in Glasgow was reconstructed and opened to the public as a museum in the late s.
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