Hunterian Art Gallery, Mackintosh Online Catalogue - CHARLES RENNIE MACKINTOSH:  A Brief Chronology

Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868 – 1928) is today celebrated internationally as one of the most creative and individual architect / designers of the early 20th century.

His major achievements include his masterpiece the Glasgow School of Art, the villas Windyhill and The Hill House, Scotland Street School, and a series of city-centre tea room interiors. In common with many of his contemporaries he believed that the architect was responsible not just for the fabric of a building, but for every detail of its interior design. He was one of the most sophisticated exponents of the theory of the room as a work of art, and created highly distinctive furniture of great formal sophistication. He was also a highly talented painter, producing exquisite flower paintings, and late in life, a series of striking landscapes of the South of France.

Notes: The dates give the start date for major commissions. Mackintosh's only successful competition entry was for the Glasgow School of Art.

1868 Born 7 June, Glasgow
1883 Enrolled at Glasgow School of Art
1884 Apprenticed to John Hutchison, architect, Glasgow
1889 Joined Honeyman and Keppie, architects, Glasgow as a draughtsman
1891 Tour of Italy
1893 ‘Glasgow Herald’ newspaper premises
1894 Queen Margaret Medical College, University of Glasgow
1895 Martyrs' Public School, Glasgow
1896 Decorative schemes for Miss Cranston's Tea Rooms, Buchanan Street, Glasgow
Exhibits at the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society, London
1897 Wins competition for the Glasgow School of Art; first phase completed 1899
Queen's Cross Church, Glasgow
1898 Glasgow International Exhibition buildings, competition entry
Furniture and decorative schemes for Miss Cranston's tea rooms, Argyle Street, Glasgow
1900 ‘Daily Record’ newspaper premises
Windyhill, Kilmacolm
Interiors for Miss Cranston's Tea Rooms, Ingram Street, Glasgow
Marries Margaret Macdonald and moves to 120 Mains Street, Glasgow
Exhibits at the Vienna Secession
1901 ‘A House for an Art Lover’ competition entry
Made partner in Honeyman and Keppie
Liverpool Cathedral competition entry
1902 The Hill House, Helensburgh
Exhibits at the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative Art, Turin
1903 The Willow Tea Rooms, Glasgow
Scotland Street School, Glasgow
1904 Interiors for Hous'hill, Glasgow
1906 Moved to 6 Florentine Terrace, Glasgow (later renamed 78 Southpark Avenue)
1907 Second phase of Glasgow School of Art
1914 Partnership of Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh dissolved
The Mackintoshes have an extended holiday in Walberswick, Suffolk
1915-23 In London, working on watercolour painting and textile designs
1916 Interiors for 78 Derngate, Northampton
1920 Unrealised designs for studios in Chelsea
1923-27 In the South of France, focusing on watercolour painting
1927 Returns to London, terminally ill with cancer
1928 Dies in London, 10 December