Group    From 1863 

The Arts Club

Categories: Art, Community / Clubs

Private members club founded by, amongst others, Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope, and Lord Leighton. "This Club is instituted for the purpose of facilitating the social intercourse of those connected with, or interested in Art, Literature or Science." It started in 17 Hanover Square and 1896 moved to the current premises in Dover Street.

1890-1 James Whistler left this club to found the Chelsea Arts Club.

The Dover Stret building was renovated and relaunched in 2011-12, the website makes it look like a high-end hotel/restaurant.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
The Arts Club

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The Arts Club - left - WW2

Our Greek consultant, David Hopkins, transcribed the Greek quotation and writ...

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The Arts Club - right - 2011

{Stone to the right of the entrance:} This stone commemorating the renovatio...

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Other Subjects

Walter Sickert

Walter Sickert

Considered the most influential English painter since Turner. Born Munich, eldest son of a Danish artist and French-educated English mother. His family moved to England when he was 8. Trained as an...

Person, Art, Jack the Ripper suspects

3 memorials
Sir David Low

Sir David Low

Cartoonist and caricaturist. Born David Alexander Cecil Low in Dunedin, New Zealand. He worked for several newspapers, before coming to London and joining the 'Star'. In 1927 he moved to the Evenin...

Person, Art, Journalism / Publishing, New Zealand

2 memorials
Sir Osbert Lancaster

Sir Osbert Lancaster

Cartoonist and writer. Son of Robert, grandson of Sir William, he was born at the Notting Hill house with the plaque. At Oxford University he became friends with Betjeman and after art school worke...

Person, Art, Humour

1 memorial
Henry Stacy Marks

Henry Stacy Marks

Artist specialising in birds.  Born 92 Great Portland Street.  Died at home, 5 St Edmund's Terrace, Regent's Park.  The picture is a self-portrait.

Person, Art

1 memorial
William Powell Frith

William Powell Frith

Painter.  Born Yorkshire.  Moved to London in 1835. Died Carton Hill. Wikipedia gives his birth day as "19" but the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography and My Yorkshire both give "9".

Person, Art

1 memorial