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Charles Rennie Macktintosh: Art in Collioure & Port Vendres

Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868 - 1928) - renowned Scottish designer, architect and artist spent the latter part of his life painting, and his final years, in Port Vendres and Collioure with his artist-wife Margaret. They arrived in Port Vendres/Collioure in 1923 and it was here that many of his distinctive blocky geometrical landscapes were created. He produced more than 40 paintings during his four year period in the South of France, leaving Port Vendres only when he became gravely ill with cancer. He died the following year in London.

Mackintosh Art Trail: 1923-27 - Today the Mackintosh Art Trail showcases more than 15 reproductions of his works in the two villages at the sites where they were first painted. His spectacular works are stylized and blocky - landscapes and buildings merge and distinctive geometrical shapes and patterns are formed. Visitors can buy the 'Monsieur Mackintosh' booklet which covers his art trail from Collioure's Espace Fauvre or at the Port Vendres Tourist Office. Alternatively you can wander the coastal promenades and main coast road of Collioure and Port Vendres at your leisure and you will find the in situ reproduction panels.

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View of Collioure Port Vendres
Mackintosh in Collioure View of Port Vendres
Le Fort, Port Vendres Mackintosh Panel Map
Port Vendres adjoining Collioure
Port Vendres - Collioure Mackintosh

Also Visit L'Association Charles Rennie Mackintosh en Roussillon - a highly recommended site