Photograph of Mackintosh with staff of Honeyman & Keppie, c. 1890.
Mackintosh (standing right) with staff of Honeyman & Keppie, c.1890.
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Photograph of Mackintosh with staff of Honeyman & Keppie, c. 1890.
Mural design, 'Miss Cranston's', Buchanan St
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Photograph of Mackintosh, c.1893  Photograph of Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh, c.1900
Mackintosh, c.1893 (left)
Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh, c.1900 (right)
© Annan, Glasgow
Photo of the Drawing room from 6 Florentine Terrace, reassembled at the Hunterian
Drawing room from 6 Florentine Terrace, reassembled at the Hunterian
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Mackintosh. 1912, by Francis H. Newbery  Fritillaria, Walberswick 1915
Mackintosh. 1912, by Francis H. Newbery (left)
Fritillaria, Walberswick 1915 (right)
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Photograph of Mackintosh, 1920, by E.O. Hoppé<br />
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Mackintosh, 1920, by E.O. Hoppé
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Photo of the Drawing room from 6 Florentine Terrace, reassembled at the Hunterian
The Fort, Port Vendres, c. 1926
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Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Life Events during his architectural career 1884–1922

1884

  • Begins a five-year pupillage with John Hutchison, Glasgow
  • Student at the Glasgow School of Art

1885

  • Apprentice with John Hutchison, Glasgow
  • Student at the Glasgow School of Art
  • 9 December, his mother dies

1886

  • Apprentice with John Hutchison, Glasgow
  • Student at the Glasgow School of Art

1887

  • Apprentice with John Hutchison, Glasgow
  • Student at the Glasgow School of Art
  • Awarded two prizes by the Glasgow Institute of Architects

1888

  • Apprentice with John Hutchison, Glasgow
  • Student at the Glasgow School of Art
  • John Keppie joins the practice of John Honeyman & Keppie
  • James Herbert McNair joins the practice
  • Student design for a town house, M001
  • Student design for a mountain chapel, M004
  • Awarded Bronze medal at South Kensington and two prizes by the Glasgow Institute of Architects

1889

  • Completes apprenticeship with John Hutchison, Glasgow
  • Joins John Honeyman & Keppie as an architectural draughtsman
  • Student at the Glasgow School of Art
  • Student design for a Presbyterian church, M009
  • Student design for a public hall, M027
  • Awarded a Queen's Prize at South Kensington, a free studentship, and the Glasgow Institute of Architects Design Prize
  • July, sketches at Elgin, Morayshire

1890

  • Student at the Glasgow School of Art
  • Student design for a science and art museum, M029
  • September, wins Alexander Thomson Travelling Studentship
  • Awarded National Silver Medal, South Kensington

1891

  • Student at the Glasgow School of Art
  • 10 February, lectures on 'Scotch Baronial Architecture' to the Glasgow Architectural Association
  • 21 March-July, travels in Italy funded by the Alexander Thomson Travelling Studentship
  • Student design for a chapter house, M054
  • By 1891, Margaret and Frances Macdonald enrolled at the Glasgow School of Art

1892

  • Student at the Glasgow School of Art
  • Student design for a railway terminus, M070
  • McIntosh family moves to 2 Regent Park Square, till 1893
  • 8 July, father remarries
  • 6 September, lectures on 'A Tour in Italy' to the Glasgow Architectural Association
  • Awarded National Gold Medal, South Kensington
  • Lecture on 'Elizabethan Architecture' and an untitled lecture on architecture may belong to this year

1893

  • Student at the Glasgow School of Art
  • By October, McIntosh family moves to Holmwood, 82 Langside Avenue
  • February, lectures on 'Architecture'
  • Portrait photographs taken by Annan, Glasgow
  • By 1893, changes spelling of surname to Mackintosh
  • 1893/4, exhibits with the School of Art Club

1894

  • Student at the Glasgow School of Art
  • Earliest symbolist watercolours
  • September, sketches in the north Cotswolds, England
  • 1893/4, exhibits with the School of Art Club

1895

  • c. 1895-6 designs a small group of posters
  • Exhibits at the Institute of the Fine Arts, Glasgow, an 'Arts and Crafts Exhibition', Glasgow, and the Salon de l'Art Nouveau, Paris
  • June, sketches in Hampshire, Dorset, and Somerset, England

1896

  • By May 1896, family moves to 27 Regent Park Square
  • c. 1895-6 designs a small group of posters
  • 1896-7, furniture for William Davidson, Gladsmuir, Kilmacolm
  • Designs mural decorations for 'Miss Cranston's' tea rooms, Buchanan Street, Glasgow
  • March, exhibits 'Artistic Posters', Royal Aquarium, London
  • October, exhibits with the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society, London
  • Sketches in Norfolk, England

1897

  • July, article on Mackintosh and the Macdonald sisters published in The Studio
  • August-September, sketches in Norfolk and Suffolk

1898

  • Designs furniture for 'Miss Cranston's' tea rooms, Argyle Street, Glasgow
  • August, Sketches in Devon, England
  • First important domestic interior: Westdel, Glasgow
  • November, article on Mackintosh and other Glasgow designers in Dekorative Kunst

1899

  • Exhibits with the International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, London, the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society, London, and the Third International Exhibition of Art, Venice
  • 14 June, Frances Macdonald and J. Herbert McNair marry and set up home in Liverpool

1900

  • Fritz Waerndorfer visits the Mackintoshes in Glasgow
  • Mural decorations, St Serf's Church, Dysart, Fife
  • Decorative schemes at Dunglass Castle, Bowling, home of Margaret Macdonald's family
  • 22 August, marries Margaret Macdonald; couple move to 120 Mains Street, Glasgow
  • November, Mackintoshes visit Vienna during the VIIIth Secession exhibition

1901

  • Becomes a partner in Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh
  • Exhibits at the Internationale Kunstaustellung, Dresden
  • June-July, sketches on Holy Island, Northumberland, England
  • 120 Mains Street featured in Studio Special Summer Number
  • December, issue of Ver Sacrum devoted to Mackintoshes and the Macdonalds

1902

  • March, article on the Mackintoshes by Hermann Muthesius in Dekorative Kunst
  • April, Mackintoshes visit Turin for the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative Art
  • July, sketches on Holy Island
  • House for an Art Lover portfolio published
  • Lectures on 'Seemliness'
  • Fritz and Lili Waerndorfer, and Josef Hoffmann visit the Mackintoshes in Glasgow

1903

  • May, sketches on the Orkney Islands

1904

  • John Honeyman retires
  • Chancel furniture for Holy Trinity Church, Bridge of Allan
  • Work featured in Hermann Muthesius's Das englische Haus
  • Sketches in the Scilly Islands, England
  • Godfather to Eckart Muthesius, son of Hermann Muthesius and to Braccio Roberto Obermann Tosh Agnoletti, son of Fernando Agnoletti

1905

  • August, sketches in Norfolk, England
  • November, sketches in Sussex, England

1906

  • The Mackintoshes buy and move to 6 Florentine Terrace, Glasgow
  • August, sketches on Holy Island, Northumberland, England
  • December, elected Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects
  • 1906 or 1907, possible return trip to Vienna

1908

  • 10 February, father dies
  • Elected Fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland
  • June, sketches at Sintra, Portugal
  • 1906 or 1907, possible return trip to Vienna

1909

  • Exhibits at the International Kunstchau, Vienna
  • June, sketches in Kent and Sussex, England

1910

  • April-May, sketches in Kent, England
  • July, sketches on Holy Island, Northumberland, England

1911

  • Designs interiors for Miss Cranston's White Cockade Tea Rooms, Scottish National Exhibition, Glasgow

1912

  • Ownership of 6 Florentine Terrace transferred to Margaret Macdonald

1913

  • Designs book covers for Blackie's Publishers
  • July, sketches on Holy Island, Northumberland, England
  • 31 December, leaves the partnership of Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh and sets up on his own in Glasgow

1914

  • July, the Mackintoshes travel to Walberswick, Suffolk, England, where they stay till 1915
  • 6 Florentine Terrace rented out

1915

  • The Mackintoshes in Walberswick until the summer
  • Mackintosh arrested under suspicion of being a spy
  • Attends Patrick Geddes's Summer School, The War: Its Social Tasks and Problems, London
  • The Mackintoshes settle in Chelsea, London
  • Begins to paint still-life watercolours and to produce textile designs

1916

  • In London, working on textile designs and watercolours
  • Exhibits at the International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers and the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society, London

1917

  • In London, working on textile designs and watercolours
  • Bedroom for Sidney Horstmann, Bath
  • Exhibits at the International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers

1918

  • In London, working on textile designs and watercolours

1919

  • In London, working on textile designs and watercolours
  • Dining room for F. M. Jones, The Drive, Northampton

1920

  • In London, working on textile designs and watercolours
  • July, paints at Worth Matravers, Dorset, England
  • August, sold Glasgow home at 6 Florentine Terrace, Glasgow, to William Davidson
  • Exhibits at the British Arts and Crafts Exhibition, Detroit
  • Portrait photographs by E.O. Hoppé

1921

  • In London, working on textile designs and watercolours
  • 12 December, Frances Macdonald McNair dies

1922

  • In London, working on textile designs and watercolours
  • Designs book covers for Walter Blackie
  • Exhibits at the Second International Water Color Exhibition, Chicago