Charles Rennie Mackintosh – A Selected Chronology

1865
Margaret Macdonald born (died 1933)

1868
Charles Rennie Mackintosh born (died 1928)
James Herbert MacNair born (died 1955)

1874
Frances Macdonald born (died 1921)

1875
Mackintosh attends Reid’s Public School, Glasgow

1884
Apprenticed to John Hutchison, architect
Commenced evening classes at Glasgow School of Art

1885
Awarded a school prize: work generally highly commended
Sketched Glasgow Cathedral

1887
Awarded two prizes by the Glasgow Institute of Architects

1888
Awarded Bronze Medal at South Kensington and two of the Glasgow Institute of Architects’ prizes

1889
Joined John Honeyman & Keppie
Awarded one of the Queen’s prizes at South Kensington, also several School prizes, a free studentship and the Glasgow Institute of Architects’ Design Prize
Sketched at Elgin

1890
‘A Public Hall’; awarded Alexander Thomson Scholarship
‘Redclyffe’; Mackintosh’s first commission
‘A Science and Art Museum’
Awarded National Silver Medal, South Kensington
Glasgow Art Galleries Competition
Sketched at Largs, Ayrshire

1891
Scholarship tour of Italy
‘Scottish Baronial Architecture’; a paper read to the Glasgow Architectural Association
The Macdonald sisters first mentioned in the School of Art records

1892
Soane Medallion Competition ‘A Chapter House’
Awarded National Gold Medal, South Kensington
‘Italy’; a paper read to the Glasgow Architectural Association

1893
Project for ‘A Railway Terminus’
‘Architecture’; a paper read to the Glasgow Architectural Association
‘Glasgow Herald’ Tower designed
‘Girl in the East Wind’; Mackintosh
Canal Boatman’s Institute, Port Dundas, designed at the office
Sketched at Lamlash, Arran

1894
‘Conversazione’ Programme
‘Spring’ & ‘Autumn’ in the scrap books
‘November 5th’; Margaret Macdonald
‘Pond’; Frances Macdonald
Drawing ‘The Tree of Influence’
Queen Margaret’s Medical College
Project for Royal Insurance Building, prepared in the office
Sketched at Stirling, Wareham and Chipping
Campden; flower studies at Langside

1895
Martyrs’ Public School
Interior Details at ‘Gladsmuir’, Kilmacolm, for the Davidsons
Posters and Craftwork
Sketched at Christchurch, Hampshire and Oxford
J. Herbert MacNair in practice alone

1896
Glasgow School of Art competition
Decoration for Buchanan Street Tearooms
Posters, furniture and paintings exhibited in London
Sketched at Worsted
Margaret & Frances Macdonald at 128 Hope Street, Glasgow, illustrated William Morris’ ‘Guinevere’ and ‘The Christmas Story’

1897
Glasgow School of Art, building commenced (1897-90
Queen’s Cross Church designed
Important articles on the Glasgow Designers published in ‘The Studio’
Sketched in East Anglia
‘Spring’ & ‘Summer’, watercolours in beaten metal frames by Margaret and Frances Macdonald (in the Glasgow Art Galleries collection) ‘Autumn’ & ‘Winter’ 1898
Mackintosh’s salary £12 per month

1898
Project for the Glasgow Exhibition in 1901
Furniture designed for the Argyll Street Tearooms
First illustration for furniture in ‘Dekorative Kunst’
Runcill Street Church Halls, Glasgow
Several cabinets for Alexander Seggie, Edinburgh
Gravestone, Kilmacolm
Interiors for Westdel, Queen’s Place, Glasgow
J. Herbert MacNair appointed Instructor of Design at Liverpool University

1899
Glasgow School of Art; east wing completed
‘Windyhill’ designed for William Davidson, Jnr.
Dining-room cabinets illustrated in ‘Dekorative Kunst’
Queen’s Cross Church completed
The Macdonalds move to Dunglass Castle – Mackintosh interior
Frances Macdonald and J. Herbert MacNair married
Mackintosh’s salary £16 per month

1900
Margaret Macdonald and Charles Rennie Mackintosh married
Decoration and furnishing of 120 Mains Street, Glasgow
Ingram Street Tea rooms decorated
Exhibition at the Secession House, Vienna
Fritz Warndorfer visits the Mackintoshes in Glasgow
Decorations for St. Serf’s Church, Dysart, Fife

1901
‘Windyhill’ completed
Ingram Street Tea rooms decorated
Interiors for Kingsborough Gardens, Glasgow
Project for ‘A Town House for an Artist’ and ‘A Country Cottage for an Artist’
Gate Lodge, Auchenbothie, Kilmacolm built
Menus designed for Annual Dinner of the R.I.B.A.
Stands at International Exhibition, Glasgow, illustrated in ‘The Studio’
Daily Record Office, Glasgow
Project for ‘Haus Eines Kunstfreundes’
Illustrated articles in ‘Die Kunst’ furniture exhibited in Berlin and Dresden
Sketched, and Flower studies, Holy Island, Northumberland
John Honeyman retired; Mackintosh becomes a partner in the firm
Mackintosh’s salary £20 per month

1902
Exhibition in Turin
Warndorfer Music Salon, Vienna
Liverpool Cathedral project in preparation
‘Haus Eines Kunstfreundes’ design published
‘Hill House’ Helensburgh designed for W.W. Blackie
A paper entitled ‘Seemliness’
Drawings for house at Kilmacolm (unknown) – in the Glasgow University collection
Illustrated articles in ‘Decorative Kunst’ and ‘Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration’

1903
Liverpool Cathedral project published
‘Hous’hill’ alterations and furnishing commenced
The Willow Tea rooms designed
Furniture for exhibition, Moscow

1904
Furniture, Holy Trinity Church, Bridge of Allan
Scotland Street Tea rooms opened
The Willow Tea rooms opened
Sketched, and flower studies at St. Mary’s, Scilly Isles

1905
Illustrated articles on ‘Hill House’ and the Willow Tea rooms in ‘Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration’ and ‘Dekorative Kunst’
Fireplace for Miss Rowat, Paisley; Hall furniture (chairs) for Windyhill
‘Faded Rose’, a flower study – Glasgow Corporation Collection
Eulogy on the Mackintoshes by Kalas in ‘De la Tamise a la Spree’
Gravestone, East Wemyss, Fife
Sketched at Stopham and Saxligham, Sussex

1906
Elected Fellow of the R.I.B.A.
Mackintoshes move to 78 Southpark Avenue
Glasgow School of Art; west wing redesigned
‘Moss-side’, Kilmacolm, for H.B. Collins
‘Auchinibert’, Killearn, for F.J. Shand
‘The Dutch Kitchen’, Argyll Street Tea rooms
‘The Oak Room’, Ingram Street Tea rooms
Organ case and pulpit for Abbey Close Church, Paisley
Sketches on Holy Island, Northumberland

1907
Glasgow School of Art; west wing building commenced
‘Hill House’ illustrated in ‘The Studio Year Book of Decorative Art’

1908
Elected Fellow of Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland
Doorway to the Lady Artist’s Club, Blythswood Square Glasgow
Sketched at Cintra, Portugal

1909
Glasgow School of Art; west wing completed
Exhibits at Kunstchau, Vienna
‘The Four Queens’. gesso panels by Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh for ‘Hous’hill’
Flower studies at Withyham, Kent

1910
Sketched gravestones, Penhurst, Kent
Flower studies at Chiddingstone, Kent

1911
‘The Cloister Room’ and ‘The Chinese Room’ Ingram Street Tea rooms
‘The White Cockade’ Restaurant for Miss Cranston at Glasgow Exhibition
Lettering for Talwyn Morris’ Memorial stone

1912
Flower studies at Bowling, Dunbartonshire

1913
Exhibits furniture in Moscow
‘Moss-side’, Kilmacolm, further alterations
Mackintosh leaves Honeyman and Keppie

1914
Mackintosh moves to Walberswick, Suffolk and takes seriously to painting

1915
Mackintoshes settle in Chelsea

1916
78 Derngate for W.J. Bassett-Lowke
‘The Dugout’ Willow Tea rooms
Fabric designs for Messrs Foxton and Messrs Sefton, London
Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society, ‘Voices in the Wood’, with Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh

1917
Clocks for W.J. Bassett-Lowke
Decorations and furniture for F. Jones, Northhampton
Adhesive labels for W.J. Bassett-Lowke Ltd.

1919
Cottage at East Grinstead for E.O. Hoppe
(William Davidson buys 78 Southpark Avenue)

1920
Proposed studios in Chelsea
Proposed studio flats for the Arts League of Service
Proposed theatre for Margaret Morris

1921
Bookcovers designed for W.H. Blackie & Sons

1923
Mackintoshes settle in South of France
Mackintosh devotes himself entirely to painting

1924
Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh executes designs for the Queen’s Dolls’ House

1925
Paintings exhibited at 5th International Exhibition, Chicago

1926
At Port Vendres

1927
Mackintoshes return to London

1928
Charles Rennie Mackintosh dies

1929
Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh returns to Chelsea

1933
Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh dies
Memorial Exhibition to the Mackintoshes held in Glasgow