What architect’s career spanned seven decades before his death in 1959 — during which he designed 1,114 architectural works, of which 532 were realized?
What artist moved his family and studio from NYC to rural New York just as he was achieving widespread recognition in 1951, remaining there for the rest of his life?
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Charles Rennie Mackintosh (7 June 1868-10 December 1928) was
a Scottish architect, designer, water colourist and artist. He was a designer in the Post-Impressionist movement and also the main representative of Art Nouveau in the United Kingdom. He had considerable influence on European design. He was born in Glasgow…
Mackintosh was apprenticed to a local architect John Hutchison, but in 1889 he transferred to the larger, more established city practice of Honeyman and Keppie.
To complement his architectural apprenticeship, Mackintosh enrolled for evening classes at the Glasgow School of Art where he pursued various drawing programmes.
In the 1890s he was part of ‘The Four’ – an informal grouping with the English sisters Margaret and Frances Macdonald and James Herbert McNair – that produced some of the most inventive decorative art and graphic design of the period. His major achievements include his masterpiece The Glasgow School of Art, the villas Windyhill and The Hill House, Scotland Street School, and a series of city-centre tea room interiors. In common with many of his contemporaries he believed that the architect was responsible not just for the fabric of a building, but for every detail of its interior design. http://www.glasgowmackintosh.com/mackintosh
Despite this success and with his undoubted influence abroad, Mackintosh’s work met with considerable indifference at home and his career in Glasgow declined. Few private clients were sufficiently sympathetic to want his ‘total design’ of house and interior and he was incapable of compromise.
In 1923 the Mackintoshes left London for the South of France where Mackintosh gave up all thoughts of architecture and design and devoted himself entirely to painting landscapes. He died in London, of cancer, on 10 December 1928.
Design Museum~ https://designmuseum.org/designers/charles-rennie-mackintosh#toggle-submenu
Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society~ https://www.crmsociety.com/
In the summer of 1623, this artist was summoned to Madrid to paint a portrait of the King of Spain; its success led to his being named official painter to the king and he remained attached to the court for the rest of his life.
This artist left for England in 1780 to study under renowned history painter Benjamin West; in 1817 he returned to America where he secured a commission for four large paintings to be placed in the Capitol Rotunda.
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Which German baroque sculptor also worked as an architect and built many state buildings in Berlin during his role as Court Architect?
Which photojournalist and his wife became LIFE magazine’s first husband and wife photographer-reporter team to be sent overseas?
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Photographer David Leventi captures opera houses all over the world in breathtaking detail in his series Opera. Leventi uses large-format photography to ensure the detail of rich texture and light in his work.
What architect played a prominent role in the battle over the introduction of modern architecture in Berlin during the 1920s?
Which Irish artist’s stone carvings of 1938–9 constitute an important contribution to Surrealist sculpture?
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What Flemish cartographer created, in 1570, the first modern Atlas with uniformly sized maps in a systematic collection?
What German artist, architect, and designer is most famous for his work with the company AEG?
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Herbert Bayer (1900-1985) is one of the individuals most closely identified with the famous Bauhaus program in Weimar, Germany. Together with Walter Gropius, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, and Wassily Kandinsky, Bayer helped shape a philosophy of functional design that extended across disciplines ranging from architecture to typography and graphic design. Endowed with enormous talent and energy, Bayer went on to produce an impressive body of work, including freelance graphics commissions, Modernist exhibition design, corporate identity programs, and architecture and environmental design…Though Bayer came to the Bauhaus as a student, he stayed on to become one of its most prominent faculty members.
Collection at MoMA~ http://www.moma.org/collection/artists/399
Getty Images~ http://tinyurl.com/jtqcge9
Tour Eiffel Tower/HubPages~ http://hubpages.com/art/tour-eiffel-tower