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Society of British Artists

Categories: Art

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The Royal Society of British Artists was established in 1823 by a small group of artists who wished to form an alternative to the Royal Academy. One of their main concerns was to establish an alternative exhibition venue to the academy and these efforts were rewarded when enough money was raised to commission John Nash to design and build the Society's first gallery in Suffolk Street.

Further confirmation of the important position that the society held in 19th Century Britain was the granting of the Royal Charter by Queen Victoria in August 1887.

Since its foundation the society has had some 36 Presidents, including distinguished names such as James McNeill Whistler, Walter Sickert and more recently Peter Greenham RA.

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Society of British Artists

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Hobhouse Court - naming

This court is named after Sir John Cam Hobhouse, Bt. PC, GCB, 1786 -1869, cre...

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Hobhouse Court - restoration

Hobhouse Court. This stone unveiled by Sir Charles Hobhouse Bt., TD, on 23 M...

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Winifred Turner

Winifred Turner

Sculptor. Born London, daughter of Alfred. From our Picture source, Sotherbys: "With her head turned and her legs elegantly crossed, Thought is carefully balanced in taut and balletic pose. ... Win...

Person, Art

2 memorials
Lois Janet Peltz

Lois Janet Peltz

Born as Lois Janet Lipkin in July 1936, the daughter of Herbert Hyman Lipkin (1901-1975) and Sadie Lipkin née Clein (1908-1961). Her birth was registered in the 3rd quarter of 1936 in the Wallasey ...

Person, Art, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Marie Stillman

Marie Stillman

Marie Spartali was born on 13 March 1884 in Hornsey, Middlesex (now Greater London), the eldest of the five children of Michael Demetrius Spartali (1818-1914) and Maria Euphrosyne Spartali née Vars...

Person, Art, Benefactor, Artists' Model, Italy

1 memorial
George Richmond

George Richmond

History and portrait painter. Born: Brompton. Died London. Buried Highgate Cemetery (the new, east, section)

Person, Art

1 memorial
Anna Walsh

Anna Walsh

Painter specialising in animals.

Person, Art

1 memorial