Mackintosh: The Four and Glasgow Style

by Evelyn Silber

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February 23rd

Mackintosh: The Four and Glasgow Style

Around 1900 Glasgow, often called ‘the second city of empire’, was one of the most dynamic cities in Britain. Its many industries supported patronage in architecture, art and applied design from furniture and stained glass to embroidery and murals.

The Glasgow School of Art nurtured many of the great talents, especially under the inspired leadership of Fra Newberry.

This talk explores not only Charles Rennie Mackintosh but his close colleagues, known as ‘the Four’ – Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh, Frances Macdonald and Herbert McNair – and the wider cultural scene embracing painting, textiles, metalwork and the warehouses and shops that showcased the Glasgow Style.

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Evelyn Silber

Dr. Evelyn Silber is a former chair of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society and Director of the Hunterian, University of Glasgow.

Evelyn has authored several local heritage guides and leads specialist cultural tours in Glasgow. Evelyn is the author of works on Jacob Epstein and Henri Gaudier-Brzeska.