30 December 2017
The story of the relationship between Charles Rennie Mackintosh and J.D. Fergusson is detailed in The Artist and The Architect at Perth’s Fergusson Gallery, combining pieces from the J.D. Fergusson archives and works by Mackintosh on loan from Glasgow School of Art. While living in London, Fergusson and life-long companion Margaret Morris, the pioneer of modern dance, befriended Mackintosh and his wife, artist Margaret Macdonald. Fergusson and Mackintosh shared a love for nature, and plant forms were a vital source of inspiration for both artists.