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Glasgow’s Architectural Visionary
Glaswegian architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) did more to shape the face of his home city than perhaps any other artist. A pioneer of the Art Nouveau movement, he created more than a dozen commercial buildings and private homes that are still considered some of Glasgow’s finest architectural gems. Among them are The Lighthouse, Mackintosh’s first public commission that now houses a center for design; the Scotland Street School, bookended by leaded glass towers; and the modern, understated Queen’s Cross Church (now known as the Mackintosh Church). His pièce de résistance, though, was the dramatic many-windowed Glasgow School of Art building, completed in 1909 and used by fine art students to this day.

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