Charles Rennie Mackintosh was an influential architect and designer who attended the Glasgow School of Art from 1883–1894. He was also a more than competent artist and produced over 200 paintings throughout his career, chiefly flower studies and landscapes, but all were executed in watercolour. This painting (one of a pair) is unique in that it was painted in oils and, rather than painting directly onto the wall itself, Mackintosh applied the design to a free-standing canvas hanging.
This painting was lost in the fire in The Mackintosh Building at The Glasgow School of Art on 23rd May 2014.
Where to see this painting?
The Glasgow School of Art
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