A showcase of the artistic output of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Herbert MacNair,
Margaret and Frances Macdonald, known simply as 'The Four'.
Delve into the world of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his Glasgow School of
Art-trained contemporaries who forged a unique and distinct vision in both art
and architecture at the end of the Victorian era.
The Glasgow Style is the name given to the work of a group of young designers and
architects working in Glasgow from 1890–1914. At its centre were four young friends
who had trained at Glasgow School of Art; two architects and two artists – Charles
Rennie Mackintosh, Herbert MacNair, Margaret Macdonald and Frances
Macdonald – who were simply known by their friends and contemporaries as ‘The
Their work was a personal vision in the new international style of the 1890s, Art
Nouveau, and is perhaps best known for Mackintosh’s architecture and furniture. But
at the root of this new style was a graphic language which all four shared.