Monday hero: Charles Rennie Macintosh

These days I am reading Esther Freud's latest book: Mr Mac and Me.

The Mr Mac in the title is the Scottish architect and artist Charles Rennie Macintosh (1868-1928).

The story is set about the time Macintosh and his wife Margaret Macdonald have moved from Glasgow, disappointed with architecture as so few of his designs were actually built.

They settle in the Suffolk village of Walberswick.

Here Macintosh draws his beautiful plant portraits in pencil and watercolour. 

Many of these are signed with the initials of both himself and Margaret, but if they actually worked together on them I don't know.


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