DLT is proud to present the life and times of internationally renowned Scottish artist and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh. His masterwork, the world-famous Glasgow School of Art building, celebrates this visionary with a major retrospective of his work which travels to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and other museums worldwide surveying his great works. This film looks at Mackintosh’s youth in Glasgow, the politics of art, his devotion to his wife, professional rejection and disillusionment, and his tragic dependence on alcohol.
Designer Terence Conran and Anthony Jones, President of the School of The Art Institute of Chicago and former Rector of The Royal College of Art are amongst the critics who give their views on “the complete designer.” A man ahead of his time, Mackintosh was arguably a precursor firstly of the modernist style and subsequently of the Art Deco movement.
Produced by BBC Scotland