Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh :  an artist overshadowed by her husband
Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh CIRCA 1903

Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh : an artist overshadowed by her husband


In Roussillon, many people are aware of the inspired watercolours of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, thanks to the diligent work of the Association.

In Britain, most people know of Mackintosh’s architectural and design accomplishments. But his wife, Margaret Macdonald, has been overlooked.

Few people realise that she was a proficient artist herself and collaborated extensively with Charles Rennie. Not only that but thanks to her language and organisational skills, she was able to arrange for them to travel to France, finally settling in Port Vendres for two years from 1925.

Queen of Diamonds 1909
The sleeping princess 1904

Come and correct the balance – admire some of Margaret Macdonald’s work and hear about her life with Charles Rennie, at a presentation in English by Clara and Paul Silber :

An evening in two parts : first a dramatised reading followed by a presentation of  her work with a projection of 70 images.


Thursday 18th November  at 18H

In le Dôme, Port Vendres (l’espace Micro-folie)

Free entrance.         Pesentation is one hour ten minutes.

The seating is limited so please reserve at :

Version française à 18H le 19 novembre

A comment from a member of the public, a graphic artist himself :

Clara Silber’s reading of an imagined letter from Margaret Macdonald to her late husband, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, offers a refreshing and touching perspective on this adventurous couple’s artistic life. A choice of accompanying visuals, handled by Clara’s husband, Paul, helps shed some much deserved light on an extraordinary body of work.


A menu card by Margaret Macdonald, 1909

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