designer and artist
Glasgows most famous child and an acknowledged architectural
and design genius, Mackintoshs work was a fusion of Scottish
vernacular, Art Nouveau and the modern. But his style was too
avant garde for home consumption, and he and his wife Margaret
Macdonald settled in France, where he concentrated on watercolours
and emerged as one of the finest British exponents of the medium.
He is now seen as a prophet of the Modern Movement and a founder
of modern architecture.