Stella Lyons – Margaret MacDonald and the Glasgow Four – 23rd January 2018

Posted on Jun 11, 2017


Stella Lyons is a Cardiff based art historian. Educated in Cardiff, she gained a BA [1st Class Hons.] in the History of Art at Bristol University during which she spent a year in Florence studying the art of the Renaissance. More recently, as part of her MA course at Warwick University she has been studying aspects of art in Venice. She has created a following for her lectures in art both locally and now nationally having been appointed a lecturer for NADFAS. Her topics extend widely but the place of women in art has always been of particular interest. This lecture will look at the Glasgow Four, who included the painter and glass artist Margaret MacDonald, her husband (the acclaimed Charles Rennie Mackintosh), MacDonald’s sister, Frances and her husband Herbert MacNair. This group was influential in the movements of the time – the Arts and Crafts Movement. Japonisme and the Celtic Revival.