John Keppie

John Keppie

Birth
Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland
Death 28 Apr 1945 (aged 82)
Prestwick, South Ayrshire, Scotland
Burial Prestwick, South Ayrshire, Scotland
Memorial ID 126255262 · View Source
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John Keppie was born in Glasgow on 4 August 1862, the fourth child and elder son (his brother James was born c.1866) of John Keppie, a wealthy tobacco importer who came from Haddington and had houses in Hillhead and Prestwick.
His mother was Helen Cuthbertson Hopkins, who originated from Galston, Ayrshire. Keppie was educated at Ayr Academy, as he was brought up in Prestwick rather than Hillhead.
He studied at the University of Glasgow as well as Glasgow School of Art.

He was a partner in the architects firm of Honeyman & Keppie and was responsible for recruiting the young Charles Rennie Mackintosh to the firm, where he eventually became a partner in 1901.
Keppie was a close friend of the artist Edward Atkinson Hornel.
After retiral in 1939, he lived at Haddington Park in Prestwick with his sister Jessie, where he died on 28 April 1945. His headstone is a characteristic early Renaissance monument commemorating both him and his sisters.


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  • Created by: AJM
  • Added: 12 Mar 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 126255262
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Keppie (4 Aug 1862–28 Apr 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 126255262, citing Monkton and Prestwick Cemetery, Prestwick, South Ayrshire, Scotland ; Maintained by AJM (contributor 47666480) .