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Encyclopedia > Royal Academy
Royal Academy of Arts
Established 1768
Location Piccadilly, London W1, England
President Sir Nicholas Grimshaw
Nearest tube station(s) Piccadilly Circus
Website www.royalacademy.org.uk

The Royal Academy of Arts is an art institution based in Burlington House on Piccadilly, London, England. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Piccadilly is a major London street, running from Hyde Park Corner in the west to Piccadilly Circus in the east. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The W (Western and Paddington) postcode area, also known as the London W postcode area[1] is a group of postcode districts in central and west London, England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Sir Nicholas Grimshaw (born 1939) is a prominent English architect, particularly noted for several modernist buildings, including the international railway terminal at Londons Waterloo Station and the Eden Project in Cornwall. ... Categories: Piccadilly Line stations | Bakerloo Line stations | London Underground stubs ... This article is about the philosophical concept of Art. ... Burlington House is a courtyard building off Picadilly in London. ... Piccadilly is a major London street, running from Hyde Park Corner in the west to Piccadilly Circus in the east. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...

Contents

History

An early Summer Exhibition at the Academy's original home in Somerset House.

The Royal Academy was formed to rival the Society of Artists after an unseemly leadership dispute between two leading architects, Sir William Chambers and James Paine. Paine won, but Chambers vowed revenge and used his strong connections with King George III to create a new artistic body, the Royal Academy, in 1768. It was formally launched the following year. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1201x1011, 332 KB) Summary The Exhibition Room at Somerset House by Thomas Rowlandson and Augustus Charles Pugin (1800). ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1201x1011, 332 KB) Summary The Exhibition Room at Somerset House by Thomas Rowlandson and Augustus Charles Pugin (1800). ... Royal Academy during the 2004 summer exhibition The Summer Exhibition is an art exhibition held annually by the Royal Academy in Burlington House, Piccadilly in central London. ... The central courtyard of Somerset House in London. ... The Society of Artists was founded in London in 1760 by an association of artists in order to provide a venue for the public exhibition of recent work by living artists, such as was having success in the long-established Paris salons. ... An architect at his drawing board, 1893 An architect is a person who is involved in the planning, designing and oversight of a buildings construction. ... The central courtyard of Chambers Somerset House in London. ... James Paine (1717-1789) was an English architect. ... “George III” redirects here. ...


Its forty founder members, all admitted on 10 December 1768, included a father/daughter combination (George Michael Moser and Mary Moser) and two sets of brothers (George Dance the Younger and Nathaniel Dance-Holland, and Paul and Thomas Sandby). December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, 21 days before the next year. ... 1768 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... George Michael Moser (1706-1783) was a renowned artist and enameller of the 18th century, father of celebrated floral painter Mary Moser, and, with his daughter, among the founder members of the Royal Academy in 1768. ... Mary Moser (27 October 1744-2 May 1819) was an English painter and one of the most celebrated women artists of 18th century Britain. ... George Dance the Younger (1741 - 14 January 1825) was a British architect and surveyor. ... Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland (8 May 1735-15 October 1811) was a notable English portrait painter (and later a politician). ... Paul Sandby (1725 – 9 November 1809) was an English map-maker turned landscape painter in water-colours, who, along with his older brother Thomas, became one of the founding members of the Royal Academy in 1768. ... Thomas Sandby (1721 – 25 June 1798) was an English map-maker who later became an architect and teacher. ...


Sir Joshua Reynolds was its first president, and Benjamin West its second. Sir Joshua Reynolds in a self-portrait Colonel Acland and Lord Sydney, The Archers, 1769. ... Self Portrait of Benjamin West, ca. ...

Royal Academy London - Front Elevation

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Activities

The Royal Academy does not receive financial support from the state or crown. One of its principal sources of revenue is hosting temporary public art exhibitions. These are of the highest quality, comparable to those at the National Gallery, the Tate Gallery and leading art galleries outside the United Kingdom. In 2004 the highlights of the Academy's permanent collection went on display in the newly restored reception rooms of the original section of Burlington House, which are now known as the "John Madejski Fine Rooms". Londons National Gallery, founded in 1824, houses a rich collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900 in its home on Trafalgar Square. ... The Tate Gallery in the United Kingdom is a network of four galleries: Tate Britain (opened 1897), Tate Liverpool (1988), Tate St Ives (1993), Tate Modern (2000), with a complementary website Tate Online (1998). ... Burlington House is a courtyard building off Picadilly in London. ... John Robert Madejski OBE DL, born Robert John Hurst on April 28, 1941 in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, is a British businessman, mainly active in publishing and the hotel industry. ...


Under the Direction of the Exhibitions Secretary Norman Rosenthal the Academy has hosted ambitious exhibitions of contemporary art including in 1997 "Sensation" the collection of work by young British Artists owned by Charles Saatchi. The show created controversy for including a painting of Myra Hindley that was vandalised while on display. Norman Rosenthal (born 1944) is a British curator. ... Sensation was a notorious exhibition of Young British Artists which took place in 1997 (18 September-28 December) at the Royal Academy of Art in London and later toured to Berlin and New York. ... The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living by Damien Hirst (1991). ... Charles Saatchi Charles Saatchi (born June 9, 1943) was the co-founder with his brother Maurice of the global advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi, which became the worlds biggest before the brothers were forced out of their own company in 1995. ... Myra Hindley (23 July 1942 – 15 November 2002) was an English murderer involved in the Moors murders. ...


The Academy also hosts an annual Royal Academy summer exhibition of new art, which is a well known event on the London social calendar. It is not as fashionable as was the case in earlier centuries, and has been largely ignored by the trendy Brit Artists and their patrons; however Tracey Emin exhibited in the 2005 show. In March 2007 this relationship developed further when Tracey Emin accepted the Academy's invitation to become a Royal Academician, commenting in her weekly newspaper column that, "It doesn't mean that I have become more conformist; it means that the Royal Academy has become more open, which is healthy and brilliant." [1] Royal Academy during the 2004 summer exhibition The Summer Exhibition is an art exhibition held annually by the Royal Academy in Burlington House, Piccadilly in central London. ... The social season or Season has historically referred to the annual period when it is customary for members of the social and political elite of society to hold debutante balls, dinner parties, and large charity events, particularly in the United Kingdom and the United States. ... The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living by Damien Hirst (1991). ... Tracey Emin RA (born 3 July 1963) is an English artist of Turkish Cypriot origin, one of the group known as Britartists or YBAs (Young British Artists). ... Tracey Emin RA (born 3 July 1963) is an English artist of Turkish Cypriot origin, one of the group known as Britartists or YBAs (Young British Artists). ... This article refers to an art institution in London. ...


Anyone who wishes may submit pictures for inclusion and those which are selected are displayed alongside the works of the Academicians. Many of the works are available for purchase.


In 2004 the Academy attracted press and media attention for a series of financial scandals and reports of a feud between Rosenthal and other senior staff that resulted in the cancellation of what would have been profitable exhibitions.[2] In 2006, it attracted further press by erroneously placing only the support for a sculpture on display in the belief that it was the sculpture, and then justifying it being kept on display.[3]


In late 2007, the director of the National Gallery, Charles Saumarez Smith, is due to take over as head of the Royal Academy in a newly created post as secretary and chief executive.[4] National Gallery is a common name for a countrys major public art gallery. ... Dr. Charles Robert Saumarez Smith (born 1954) is an art historian and museum director. ...


The Academy has received many gifts and bequests of objects and money. Many of these gifts were used to establish Trust Funds to support the work of the Royal Academy Schools by providing "Premiums" to students displaying excellence in various artistic genre. The rapid changes that pulsed through 20th century art have left some of the older prize funds looking somewhat anachronistic. But efforts are still made to award each prize to a student producing work that bears a relation to the intentions of the original benefactor.


Royal Academy Schools

The Academy runs a postgraduate art school and a research library. The Royal Academy Schools, the country's oldest art school, is based in Burlington House. There are generally two exhibitions every year of work by Academy students.


http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/raschools/prospectus/staff,75,AR.html


Membership

Full membership of the academy is limited to 80 Academicians or "RAs", who may be painters, printmakers, sculptors, or architects, and must be "professionally active in Britain". Painting by Rembrandt self-portrait Detail from Las Meninas by Diego Velazquez, in which the painter portrayed himself at work For the computer graphics program, see Corel Painter. ... Printmaking is a process for producing a work of art in ink; the work (called a print) is created indirectly, through the transfer of ink from the surface upon which the work was originally drawn or otherwise composed. ... A sculpture is a three-dimensional object, which for the purposes of this article is man-made and selected for special recognition as art. ... An architect at his drawing board, 1893 An architect is a person who is involved in the planning, designing and oversight of a buildings construction. ...


The Academy's rules are that there must always be at least 14 sculptors, 12 architects, and 8 printmakers; the balance being made up of 46 painters. New Academicians are elected by the existing RAs, and originally had to enter a Diploma Work representative of their œuvre. To become a full member, some artistic academies formally require an artist to produce a work of art (usually a painting) representative of their Å“uvre, which the academy will then keep. ...


Apart from kudos of being elected, full members of the Academy may expect to serve for a time on the governing council of the Academy, and to take part in various committees. Each room in the Summer Exhibition is generally hung by a different R.A.


In common with certain other Royal societies, election as President of the Royal Academy (P.R.A.) practically guarantees a knighthood, if the President is not already of that rank. A statue of an armoured knight of the Middle Ages For the chess piece, see knight (chess). ...


A larger number of Associates of the Royal Academy (designated "A.R.A.") are also elected, but being an A.R.A. is not a prerequisite to full membership.


Members of the public can also join the Royal Academy as "Friends" by making a financial donation; outside of public exhibitions, this is one of the RA's main sources of income.


List of RAs

(incomplete list)

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Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland (8 May 1735-15 October 1811) was a notable English portrait painter (and later a politician). ... Thomas Gainsborough (14 May 1727 (baptised) – 2 August 1788) was one of the most famous portrait and landscape painters of 18th century Britain. ... John Gwynn (1713-28 February 1786) was an English architect and civil engineer of the 18th century, and one of the founder members of the Royal Academy in 1768. ... Francis Hayman (1708 - 2 February 1776) was an English painter and illustrator who became one of the founding members of the Royal Academy in 1768 and later its first librarian. ... Nathaniel Hone (24 April 1718-14 August 1784) was an Irish-born portrait and miniature painter, and one of the founder members of the Royal Academy in 1768. ... William Hunter (23 May 1718 – 30 March 1783) was a Scottish anatomist and physician. ... Human heart and lungs, from an older edition of Grays Anatomy. ... Angelica Kauffmann Miranda and Ferdinand in The Tempest, 1782. ... George Michael Moser (1706-1783) was a renowned artist and enameller of the 18th century, father of celebrated floral painter Mary Moser, and, with his daughter, among the founder members of the Royal Academy in 1768. ... Mary Moser (27 October 1744-2 May 1819) was an English painter and one of the most celebrated women artists of 18th century Britain. ... Joseph Nollekens (1737-1823) was a sculptor from London generally considered to be the finest British sculptor of the late 18th century. ... Thomas Pingo (1692-1776) was an Italian-born medallist and die engraver. ... Sir Joshua Reynolds in a self-portrait Colonel Acland and Lord Sydney, The Archers, 1769. ... John Inigo Richards (1731 - 1810) was an English landscape painter who became one of the founding members of the Royal Academy in 1768, and was secretary to the Academy from 1788 until his death. ... Paul Sandby (1725 – 9 November 1809) was an English map-maker turned landscape painter in water-colours, who, along with his older brother Thomas, became one of the founding members of the Royal Academy in 1768. ... Thomas Sandby (1721 – 25 June 1798) was an English map-maker who later became an architect and teacher. ... Dominic Serres, also sometimes known as Dominic Serres the Elder, (1719 – 1793) was a French-born painter strongly associated with the English School of Painting, and with paintings with a naval or marine theme. ... Self Portrait of Benjamin West, ca. ... Lake Avernus I, by Richard Wilson, c. ... Joseph Wilton (16 July 1722 – 1803) was an English sculptor and one of the founding members of the Royal Academy in 1768 (and the Academys third keeper). ... Johann Zoffany (1733, Frankfurt - November 11, 1810, Strand-on-the-Green) was a German-born portrait painter who in late 18th-century England made his reputation with paintings depicting episodes from contemporary theatre and with portraits and conversation pieces (i. ... Francesco Zuccarelli (1702-1788), Italian painter, was born at Pitigliano in Tuscany, and studied in Rome under Onesi, Morandi, and Nelli. ... For the American politican, read the article Thomas W. Hardwick. ... Lord Howes action, or the Glorious First of June, painted 1795 Philip James de Loutherbourg, also seen as Philippe-Jacques and Philipp Jakob and with the appellation the Younger (31 October 1740 – 11 March 1812) was an English artist of French origin. ... An Experiment on a Bird in an Air Pump (1768). ... Thetis rising from the sea, 1778, from the Victoria and Albert Museum Thomas Banks (December 29, 1735 — February 2, 1805), English sculptor, son of a surveyor who was land steward to the Duke of Beaufort, was born in London. ... James Northcote (October 22, 1746 - July 13, 1831), was an English painter. ... John Opie (May 1761 - April 6, 1807) was a Cornish historical and portrait painter. ... John Russell (1745-April 1806) was an English painter renowned for his portrait work in oils and pastels, and as a writer and teacher of painting techniques. ... Fuseli talking to Johann Jakob Bodmer, 1778-1781. ... Robert Smirke (1752 - January 5, 1845), English painter, was born at Wigton near Carlisle. ... Thomas Kirk (died 1797) was a noted English artist and engraver of the late 18th century. ... Alexander MacKenzie painted by Thomas Lawrence (c. ... Richard Westall (2 January 1765 – 4 December 1836) was an English painter. ... Thomas Stothard (August 17, 1755 - April 27, 1834) was an English painter and engraver. ... John Hoppner (April 4?, 1758 - January 23, 1810), English portrait-painter, was born in Whitechapel. ... John Flaxman (July 6, 1755 - December 7, 1826), was an English sculptor and draughtsman. ... Sir Martin Archer Shee (December 23, 1770 - August 13, 1850) was an Irish portrait painter and president of the Royal Academy. ... Sir John Soane (10 September 1753 - 20 January 1837) was a British architect who specialised in the Neo-Classical tradition. ... Joseph Mallord William Turner (April 23, 1775 (exact date disputed) – December 19, 1851) was an English Romantic landscape painter, watercolourist and printmaker, whose style can be said to have laid the foundation for Impressionism. ... He is a fag and an asshole. ... Sir David Wilkie (November 18, 1785 - June 1, 1841) was a Scottish painter. ... Sir Richard Westmacott, Jr. ... Sir Robert Smirke (1781-18 April 1867) was a leading 19th century British architect. ... William Theed, called William Theed the elder (1764–1817) was an English sculptor and painter, the father of William Theed the younger, also a sculptor. ... Edward Hodges Baily (March 10, 1788 - May 22, 1867) was a British sculptor who was born in Bristol. ... Born in Plymouth, Devon, Sir Charles Lock Eastlake ( 17 November 1793 – 24 December 1865) was an English painter, gallery director, collector and writer of the early 19th century. ... A self portrait by John Constable John Constable (11 June 1776 – 31 March 1837) was an English Romantic painter. ... Monarch of the Glen by Sir Edwin Landseer, 1851: the image was widely distributed in steel engravings Sir Edwin Henry Landseer, RA (b. ... The Battle of Trafalgar Merchant shipping off the South Coast Clarkson Frederick Stanfield (Dec 3, 1793 – May 18, 1867), English marine painter, was born at Sunderland, the son of James Field Stanfield (1749/50-1824) an Irish-born author, actor and former seaman, including in the slave trade against which... Frederick Richard Lee 1798-1879 Shattered Oak in Bedfordshire By F.R.Lee (1851) Frederick was born in Barnstaple, Devon, on 10 June 1798. ... A detail of the engraving of Maclises 1842 painting The Play-scene in Hamlet, portraying the moment when the guilt of Claudius is revealed. ... There are several people named David Roberts: David Roberts (mayor), the 36th mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey David Roberts (painter), a Scottish painter David Roberts (Risk Manager), a Risk Manager at a conglomerate Neal and Massy Holdings David Roberts (swimmer), a Welsh swimmer David Roberts (British diplomat), a British diplomat... King Lear and the Fool in the Storm William Dyce (September 19, 1806, Aberdeen, Scotland—February 14, 1864, London) was a distinguished Scottish artist]. Dyce began his career at the Royal Academy schools, and then traveled to Rome for the first time in 1825. ... Richard Westmacott (the younger) (1799 - 19 April 1872) - also sometimes described as Richard Westmacott III (to distinguish him from his father and grandfather - both sculptors bearing the same name) - was a prominent English sculptor of the early- and mid-19th century. ... Portrait of Queen Victoria, 1843 Sir Francis Grant (1803-1878) was a notable Scottish artist of the 19th century. ... The Outcast by Richard Redgrave Richard Redgrave (30 April 1804 - 14 December 1888) was an English artist born in Pimlico. ... Detail of a nude by Frith William Powell Frith (January 19, 1819 - November 9, 1909), was an English painter specialising in portraits and Victorian era narratives, who was elected to the Royal Academy in 1852. ... Sydney Smirke (born 1798; died 1877) was a British architect during the 19th century. ... Sir John Everett Millais Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Baronet, PRA (June 8, 1829 – August 13, 1896) was a British painter and illustrator who was one of founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. ... Thomas Sidney Cooper (September 26, 1803 - February 7, 1902) was an English painter. ... Edward Middleton Barry (1830 - 27 January 1880) was an English architect of the 19th century. ... Edward Armitage (b 20 May 1817 in London; d 24 May 1896 in Tunbridge Wells) was an English painter whose work focussed on historical, classical and biblical subject-matter. ... Statue of Sir Stamford Raffles by Woolner, erected at the spot where he first landed at Singapore. ... Edward Poynter: Cave of the Storm Nymphs Sir Edward John Poynter (March 20, 1836 - July 26, 1919) was a British painter. ... Sir William Quiller Orchardson (1835 - April 13, 1910) was a British painter. ... Henry Hugh Armstead (1828-1905), English sculptor and illustrator, was born in London, son of a heraldic chaser. ... The Babylonian Marriage Market Edwin Long was a British painter who was born in Bath in 1829 and died in 1891 of pneumonia. ... The Natural History Museum in South Kensington, London, has an ornate terracotta facade typical of high Victorian architecture. ... The Bridge of Sighs at Oxford Sir Thomas Graham Jackson RA (1835–1924) was one of the most distinguished English architects of his generation. ... John William Waterhouse. ... George Frederic Watts, as depicted in a biography available from Project Gutenberg Hope painted in 1885 and given to the nation in 1897 George Frederic Watts (23 February 1817 - 1 July 1904; sometimes spelt George Frederick Watts) was a popular English Victorian painter and sculptor associated with the Symbolist movement. ... Edwin Austin Abbey, drawn by John Singer Sargent in 1888 Edwin Austin Abbey (April 1, 1852 – August 1, 1911) was an American artist, illustrator, and painter. ... Benjamin Williams Leader (1833-1923) was an English artist. ... Ceremony of the Garter painted 1901 Albert Chevallier Tayler (1862-1925) is an important British artist who specialized in portrait and genre painting, but was also involved in the plein air methods of the Newlyn School. ... Sir Aston Webb, portrait by Solomon Joseph Solomon, ca 1906 Sir Aston Webb (May 22, 1849 - August 21, 1930) was an English architect, active in the late 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century. ... Sir George Clausen RA (1852 - 1944), was an English artist. ... James Jebusa Shannon (1862 - 1923), Anglo-American artist, was born at Auburn, New York, and at the age of eight was taken by his parents to Canada. ... Henry Scott Tuke Henry Scott Tuke (12 June 1858–13 March 1929), British painter, is best remembered for his paintings of naked boys, which have earned him the status of a pioneer of gay male culture. ... Charles Haslewood Shannon (April 26, 1865-1937), English artist, was born at Sleaford in Lincolnshire, the son of the Rev. ... Edwin Lutyens Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens, OM, KCIE, PRA (29 March 1869 – 1 January 1944) was a leading 20th century British architect who is known for imaginatively adapting traditional architectural styles to the requirements of his era. ... Artist John, on a 1928 Time cover Augustus Edwin John OM, RA, (January 4, 1878 – October 31, 1961) was a Welsh painter, draughtsman, and etcher. ... Sir William Reid Dick (1879 - 1961) was a Scottish sculptor. ... George Spencer Watson (8 March 1869 - 11 April 1934) was an English portrait artist of the late romantic school who sometimes worked in the style of the Italian Renaissance. ... Wilfrid Gabriel de Glehn (also sometimes spelt Wilfried), RA (1871-11 May 1951) was an Impressionist British painter, elected to the Royal Academy in 1932. ... Decima, Jeannette and Helen Sir William Russell Flint (1880 - 1969) was a Scottish artist who was known for his watercolor paintings. ... Francis Dodd (29 November 1874 - 7 March 1949) was a notable British portrait and landscape artist and print-maker. ... Dame Laura Knight (1877-1972), English impressionist painter. ... Emanuel Vincent Harris (June 26, 1876 - August 1, 1971) was an English architect who was most notably responsible for the design of several important public buildings. ... See also John Aldridge (Royal Academician) John William Aldridge (born Liverpool, 18 September 1958). ... William Roberts was a British painter, born in London in 1895. ... Eric Schilsky, RA, Sculptor. ... Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson (23 May 1910 – 15 August 1999) was a British architect, interior designer, artist, and influential writer and broadcaster on 20th century design. ... Edward Jeffrey Irving Ardizzone (16 October 1900 - 8 November 1979) was a writer and illustrator of childrens books, most notably the Tim series, featuring the maritime adventures of their eponymous young hero. ... Stormy Weather and Kite by Fred Cuming Frederik George Rees Cuming RA, normally known as Fred Cuming, (born 1930), is a contemporary British landscape painter, who works in a traditional manner. ... Bryan Kneale (born June 19, 1930[1]) is a Manx artist and sculptor, described by BBC News Online as one of the Isle of Mans best known artists. ... Sir Kyffin Williams RA (born 9 May 1918) is a Welsh landscape painter who lives in Menai Bridge on the Island of Anglesey. ... Flowers on an Indian Cloth, 1965, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. ... Anthony Green (b. ... Paolozzis Newton, bronze (1995) in the courtyard of the British Library. ... There have been several notable individuals named Peter Blake. ... Anchored at Blackshore by William Bowyer William Bowyer RA (born 25 May 1926) is a contemporary British portrait and landscape painter, who works in a traditional manner. ... Tom Phillips CBE (born May 24, 1937) is a British artist. ... Michael Vincent Kenny (born June 19, 1964 in Lower Hutt) is a former heavyweight boxer from New Zealand, who won the gold medal in the mens super heavyweight (+ 91 kg) division at the 1990 Commonwealth Games. ... Sir Ove Nyquist Arup CBE, MICE, MIStructE, (born at Newcastle upon Tyne in 1895 and died in 1988) was a leading Anglo-Danish engineer, the founder of the internationally important firm of Arup and generally considered the foremost engineer of his time. ... Norman Ackroyd, CBE (born 1938 in Leeds, Yorkshire) is an English artist know primarily for his monochrome etchings. ... For other persons named Craigie Aitchison, see Craigie Aitchison (disambiguation). ... Gillian Ayres (born February 3, 1930) is a British painter. ... John Bellany CBE, RA (born 1942) is a Scottish painter. ... We Two Boys Together Clinging, 1961. ... Ronald Brooks Kitaj (born October 29, 1932) is an American-born artist. ... Sir Terry Frost (born Terence Ernest Manitou Frost) (October 13, 1915 - September 1, 2003) was a British artist noted for his abstracts. ... Professor Brendan Neiland was born in Lichfield, Staffordshire on 23 October 1941. ... Sir Nicholas Grimshaw (born 1939) is a prominent English architect, particularly noted for several modernist buildings, including the international railway terminal at Londons Waterloo Station and the Eden Project in Cornwall. ... Christopher Orr (born 1974) is an American actor who has appeared in several films including The Mighty Ducks and on several television shows, including Law & Order. ... Patrick Procktor RA (12 March 1936 – 29 August 2003) was a prominent English artist of the late 20th century. ... Eva JiÅ™ičná (*1939) was born in Zlín, Czechoslovakia. ... Alison Wilding (born July 7, 1948) is an English sculptor. ... Professor Dr. Maurice Cockrill RA FBA (30 July 1936-) is a British painter and poet. ... David Nash (14 November 1945, Esher, Surrey, UK) is a British artist and sculptor. ... Snowman, 1996, Museum of Modern Art. ... Tracey Emin RA (born 3 July 1963) is an English artist of Turkish Cypriot origin, one of the group known as Britartists or YBAs (Young British Artists). ...

Presidents

President Served
Sir Joshua Reynolds 1768–1792
Benjamin West 1792–1805
James Wyatt 1805–1806
Benjamin West 1806–1820
Sir Thomas Lawrence 1820–1830
Sir Martin Archer Shee 1830–1850
Sir Charles Lock Eastlake 1850–1865
Sir Francis Grant 1866–1878
Lord Leighton 1878–1896
Sir John Everett Millais February–August 1896
Sir Edward Poynter 1896–1918
Sir Aston Webb 1919–1924
Sir Frank Dicksee 1924–1928
Sir William Llewellyn 1928–1938
Sir Edwin Lutyens 1938–1944
Sir Alfred Munnings 1944–1949
Sir Gerald Kelly 1949–1954
Sir Albert Richardson 1954–1956
Sir Charles Wheeler 1956–1966
Sir Thomas Monnington 1966–1976
Sir Hugh Casson 1976–1984
Sir Roger de Grey 1984–1993
Sir Philip Dowson 1993–1999
Phillip King 1999–2004
Sir Nicholas Grimshaw 2004–2007

Sir Joshua Reynolds in a self-portrait Colonel Acland and Lord Sydney, The Archers, 1769. ... Self Portrait of Benjamin West, ca. ... Fonthill Abbey. ... Alexander MacKenzie painted by Thomas Lawrence (c. ... Sir Martin Archer Shee (December 23, 1770 - August 13, 1850) was an Irish portrait painter and president of the Royal Academy. ... Born in Plymouth, Devon, Sir Charles Lock Eastlake ( 17 November 1793 – 24 December 1865) was an English painter, gallery director, collector and writer of the early 19th century. ... Sir Francis Grant (1803-1878) was a notable Scottish artist of the 19th century. ... Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton Flaming June Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton (3 December 1830–25 January 1896) was an English painter and sculptor. ... Sir John Everett Millais Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Baronet, PRA (June 8, 1829 – August 13, 1896) was a British painter and illustrator who was one of founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. ... Edward Poynter: Cave of the Storm Nymphs Sir Edward John Poynter (March 20, 1836 - July 26, 1919) was a British painter. ... Sir Aston Webb, portrait by Solomon Joseph Solomon, ca 1906 Sir Aston Webb (May 22, 1849 - August 21, 1930) was an English architect, active in the late 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century. ... Romeo and Juliet by Sir Frank Dicksee Sir Frank Bernard Dicksee KCVO (b. ... Edwin Lutyens Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens, OM, KCIE, PRA (29 March 1869 – 1 January 1944) was a leading 20th century British architect who is known for imaginatively adapting traditional architectural styles to the requirements of his era. ... Setting off: Huntsman and Hounds, 1914. ... Sir Albert Edward Richardson (19 May 1880-3 February 1964) was a leading English architect, teacher and writer about architecture during the first half of the 20th century. ... Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson (23 May 1910 – 15 August 1999) was a British architect, interior designer, artist, and influential writer and broadcaster on 20th century design. ... Sir Philip Henry Manning Dowson (born 1924) is a leading British architect. ... Phillip King (born 1934) is one of Britains most innovative sculptors. ... Sir Nicholas Grimshaw (born 1939) is a prominent English architect, particularly noted for several modernist buildings, including the international railway terminal at Londons Waterloo Station and the Eden Project in Cornwall. ...

Other posts

Keeper Served
Prof. Dr. Maurice Cockrill 2005–Present
Treasurer Served
Prof. Paul Huxley 2000–Present
Secretary and Chief Executive Served
Dr. Charles Saumarez Smith 2007–Present

Professor Dr. Maurice Cockrill RA FBA (30 July 1936-) is a British painter and poet. ... Paul Huxley (born 12 May 1938, London), is a British painter. ... Dr. Charles Robert Saumarez Smith (born 1954) is an art historian and museum director. ...

See also

The Arts Club was founded by Charles Dickens amongst others in 1863 in London as a meeting place primarily for artists and writers. ... The Royal West of England Academy (RWA), is an art gallery where Queens Road meets Whiteladies Road, in Bristol, England. ...

External links

  • Royal Academy official website

References

  1. ^ http://comment.independent.co.uk/columnists_a_l/tracey_emin/article2406402.ece
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The Royal Academy was formed to rival the Society of Artists after an unseemly leadership dispute between two leading architects, Sir William Chambers and James Paine.
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The Royal Academy is an art institution based in London, England.
In 1837, the Academy moved to the recently constucted National Gallery in Trafalgar Square and then, in 1868, to its present home at Burlington House in Piccadilly.
Full membership of the academy is limited to 80 Academicians or "RAs", who must be professional painters, printmakers, sculptors or architects.
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