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The UCL Slade School of Fine Art (informally The Slade) is the
art school An art school is an educational institution with a primary focus on the visual arts, including fine art – especially illustration, painting, photography, sculpture, and graphic design. Art schools can offer elementary, secondary, post-second ...
of
University College London , mottoeng = Let all come who by merit deserve the most reward , established = , type = Public research university , endowment = £143 million (2020) , budget = ...
(UCL) and is based in London, England. It has been ranked as the UK's top art and design educational institution. The school is organised as a department of UCL's Faculty of Arts and Humanities.


History

The school traces its roots back to 1868 when lawyer and philanthropist Felix Slade (1788–1868) bequeathed funds to establish three Chairs in Fine Art, to be based at Oxford University, Cambridge University and
University College London , mottoeng = Let all come who by merit deserve the most reward , established = , type = Public research university , endowment = £143 million (2020) , budget = ...
, where six studentships were endowed. Distinguished past teachers include Henry Tonks, Wilson Steer, Randolph Schwabe,
William Coldstream Sir William Menzies Coldstream, CBE (28 February 1908 – 18 February 1987) was an English realist painter and a long-standing art teacher. Biography Coldstream was born at Belford, Northumberland, in northern England, the second son of co ...
, Andrew Forge,
Lucian Freud Lucian Michael Freud (; 8 December 1922 – 20 July 2011) was a British painter and draughtsman, specialising in figurative art, and is known as one of the foremost 20th-century English portraitists. He was born in Berlin, the son of Jewis ...
,
Phyllida Barlow Dame Phyllida Barlow (born 4 April 1944) is a British artist. She studied at Chelsea College of Art (1960–63) and the Slade School of Art (1963–66). She joined the staff of the Slade in the late 1960s and taught there for more than forty y ...
, John Hilliard, Bruce McLean,
Alfred Gerrard Alfred Horace "Gerry" Gerrard RBS (7 May 1899 – 13 June 1998) was an English modernist sculptor. He was head of the sculpture department at the Slade School of Fine Art from 1925 and professor of sculpture there from 1949 to 1968, where he ...
. Edward Allington was Professor of Fine Art and Head of Graduate Sculpture until his death in 2017. Two of its most important periods were immediately before, and immediately after, the turn of the twentieth century, described by Henry Tonks as its two 'crises of brilliance'. The first included the students
Augustus John Augustus Edwin John (4 January 1878 – 31 October 1961) was a Welsh painter, draughtsman, and etcher. For a time he was considered the most important artist at work in Britain: Virginia Woolf remarked that by 1908 the era of John Singer Sarge ...
, William Orpen and Percy Wyndham Lewis; the second – which has been chronicled in
David Boyd Haycock David Boyd Haycock (born 1968 in Banbury, Oxfordshire) is a British writer, curator and lecturer. He read 'Modern History' at St John's College, Oxford, and has an MA in the History of Art from the University of Sussex and a PhD in History from Bi ...
's ''A Crisis of Brilliance: Five Young British Artists and the Great War'' (Old Street Publishing, 2009) – included the students
Dora Carrington Dora de Houghton Carrington (29 March 1893 – 11 March 1932), known generally as Carrington, was an English painter and decorative artist, remembered in part for her association with members of the Bloomsbury Group, especially the writer Lytton ...
, Mark Gertler, Paul Nash, C.R.W. Nevinson and Stanley Spencer. Another cherished period followed the Second World War, under the directorship of
William Coldstream Sir William Menzies Coldstream, CBE (28 February 1908 – 18 February 1987) was an English realist painter and a long-standing art teacher. Biography Coldstream was born at Belford, Northumberland, in northern England, the second son of co ...
, who brought in
Lucian Freud Lucian Michael Freud (; 8 December 1922 – 20 July 2011) was a British painter and draughtsman, specialising in figurative art, and is known as one of the foremost 20th-century English portraitists. He was born in Berlin, the son of Jewis ...
to teach, and whose students included Paula Rego, Michael Andrews, and the filmmaker Lorenza Mazzetti. Coldstream was responsible for the creation of th
Slade Film Department
the first in any British university, in 1960, with
Thorold Dickinson Thorold Barron Dickinson (16 November 1903 – 14 April 1984) was a British film director, screenwriter, film editor, film producer, and Britain's first university professor of film. Dickinson's work received much praise, with fellow directo ...
as chief lecturer. Filmmakers associated with the Slade Film Department include
Derek Jarman Michael Derek Elworthy Jarman (31 January 1942 – 19 February 1994) was an English artist, film maker, costume designer, stage designer, writer, gardener and gay rights activist. Biography Jarman was born at the Royal Victoria Nursing Home ...
and Peter Whitehead.


Slade Centre for Electronic Media in Fine Art

The Slade Centre for Electronic Media in Fine Art (SCEMFA) was opened in 1995. The centre provides opportunities for research into
electronic media Electronic media are media that use electronics or electromechanical means for the audience to access the content. This is in contrast to static media (mainly print media), which today are most often created digitally, but do not require el ...
and fine art with the goal of contributing to debate on national and international levels. The Slade had previously been home to Malcolm Hughes's Computer and Experimental Department in the 1970s. In 1997 SCEMFA presented ''Collision'', a public lecture series by artists, writers, and curators working with
interactivity Across the many fields concerned with interactivity, including information science, computer science, human-computer interaction, communication, and industrial design, there is little agreement over the meaning of the term "interactivity", but mo ...
, telematics, and digital works. This exhibition was followed by ''Spontaneous Reaction'', a week-long seminar funded by the
Arts Council of England The arts are a very wide range of human practices of creative expression, storytelling and cultural participation. They encompass multiple diverse and plural modes of thinking, doing and being, in an extremely broad range of media. Both h ...
, which took a critical look at interactivity with participants from a variety of disciplines, including psychology, architecture, and
computer science Computer science is the study of computation, automation, and information. Computer science spans theoretical disciplines (such as algorithms, theory of computation, information theory, and automation) to practical disciplines (includi ...
. Throughout 1998, SCEMFA collaborated with Channel 4 UK to organise ''Cached'', a monthly event held at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London. Funded by the Arts Council, this series investigated the conceptual and practical issues of producing art for the internet through a series of artists presentations.


Art collection

The Slade art collection was started when the yearly prizes awarded to top students was combined with a collection scheme in 1897 and the Summer Composition Prize and the Figure and Head Painting Prizes began to be kept by the school.More about the UCL Art museum
on the BBC Your Paintings website
Works by students and staff of the Slade School of Fine Art form the basis of the UCL Art museum today.


Rankings

In a 2008 survey conducted by ''
The Sunday Times ''The Sunday Times'' is a British newspaper whose circulation makes it the largest in Britain's quality press market category. It was founded in 1821 as ''The New Observer''. It is published by Times Newspapers Ltd, a subsidiary of News UK, w ...
'' the Slade recorded perfect scores.


Teaching

The faculty currently offers the following programs: Undergraduate studies * 3-year BFA in Fine Art * 4-year BA in Fine Art Graduate studies * 2-academic year (18 months) MFA in Fine Art * 2-calendar (24 months) MA in Fine Art * 1-term, 2-term, of 1-year Graduate Affiliate Study Research * MPhil or PhD in Fine Art


Notable alumni

::''Full list see :Alumni of the Slade School of Art'' * Elinor Proby Adams (1885–1945), painter * Mary Adshead (1904–1995), mural painter, designer *
Anna Airy Anna Airy (6 June 1882 – 23 October 1964) was an English oil painter, pastel artist and etcher. She was one of the first women officially commissioned as a war artist and was recognised as one of the leading women artists of her generation. ...
(1882–1964), artist *
Rosemary Allan Rosemary Elizabeth Allan (1911-2008) was a British painter. Biography Allan was born in Bromley in Kent and attended the Central School of Arts and Crafts in 1928. She became a student at the Slade School of Fine Art in 1930 and would spend ...
(1911–2008), painter *
Kathleen Allen Kathleen Saywell Allen (1906–1983) was a British painter, muralist, designer and art teacher. Allen is known for her urban landscapes and, in particular, scenes depicting post-war rebuilding in London. Biography Allen was born in the Chiswick ...
(1906–1983), painter * Edward Allington (1951–2017), sculptor * Michael Andrews (1928–1995), painter *
Irene Aronson Irene Hilde Aronson (sometimes Anderson or Aronsohn, 1918–1992) was a German-born American painter and printmaker. Early life and education Aronson was a native of Dresden, and came to England as a refugee in the 1930s. She studied at a number ...
(born 1918), painter and printmaker * Sue Arrowsmith (1950–2014), photographic artist * Ed Atkins (born 1982), artist *
Ray Atkins Ray Atkins is a British figurative artist, member of the St Ives School & the London Group and educator. He was born in 1937 in Exeter, Devon, and studied art at Bromley College of Art and at the Slade School of Fine Art. He is known particula ...
(born 1937), painter *
Joan Ayling Joan Eleanor Ayling, later Joan Eleanor Rees (16 September 1907 – 1 July 1993) was a British artist, notable for etching and painting miniature portraits. Biography Ayling was born in Edinburgh but educated in England at St Mary's in Mill Hil ...
(1907–1993), painter *
Zainul Abedin Zainul Abedin (29 December 1914 – 28 May 1976) was a Bangladeshi painter born in Mymensingh, East Bengal, British India (now Bangladesh). He became well known in 1944 through his series of paintings depicting some of the great famines in ...
(1914-1976), painter * Ethelwyn Baker (1899–1988), sculptor * Phyllis Barron (1890–1964), textile designer * Alvaro Barrington (born 1983), artist * James Bateman (1893–1959), painter * Amelia Bauerle (1873–1916), painter and illustrator * Pauline Baynes (1922–2008), illustrator * Tessa Beaver (1932–2018), painter and illustrator * Roy Beddington (1910–1995), painter, illustrator, and writer * Elinor Bellingham-Smith (1906–1988), painter *
Eleanor Best Eleanor Best (1875-1957) was a British oil painter known for her portrait and figure paintings. Biography Best was born in Amport in Hampshire and studied at the Slade School of Art in London during 1909. She continued to live in London throug ...
(1875–1957), painter * Zelma Blakely (1921–1978), illustrator *
David Bomberg David Garshen Bomberg (5 December 1890 – 19 August 1957) was a British painter, and one of the Whitechapel Boys. Bomberg was one of the most audacious of the exceptional generation of artists who studied at the Slade School of Art under Henr ...
(1890–1957), painter *
Dorothy Elizabeth Bradford Dorothy Elizabeth Bradford (1897–1986) was a British painter and etcher. Biography Bradford was born in Cambridge. She was educated at The Perse School in Cambridge and at the Saint Felix School in Southwold. Bradford attended the Slade Scho ...
(1897–1986), painter * Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley (born 1995), artist * Phyllis Bray (1911–1991), painter and muralist *
Raymond Briggs Raymond Redvers Briggs (18 January 1934 – 9 August 2022) was an English illustrator, cartoonist, graphic novelist and author. Achieving critical and popular success among adults and children, he is best known in Britain for his 1978 story ...
(born 1934), illustrator, graphic novelist * Cecily Brown (born 1969), painter * Sheila Bownas (1925–2007), textile designer and botanical illustrator * Felicia Browne (1904–1936), painter and
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volunteer * Rodney Joseph Burn (1899–1984), painter * Dorothy Burroughes (1883–1963), illustrator * William Bustard (1894–1973), stained glass artist * Dorothy A. Cadman (fl. 1908–1927), painter * Martin John Callanan (born 1982), artist, current teaching staff * Gina Calleja (1928 – 2017), author and illustrator * Nancy Carline (1909–2004), artist * Sydney Carline (1888–1929), artist * Thomas Carr (1909–1999), artist *
Ethel Carrick Ethel Carrick, later Ethel Carrick Fox (7 February 1872 – 17 June 1952) was an English Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painter. Much of her career was spent in France and in Australia, where she was associated with the movement known as ...
(1872–1951), painter *
Dora Carrington Dora de Houghton Carrington (29 March 1893 – 11 March 1932), known generally as Carrington, was an English painter and decorative artist, remembered in part for her association with members of the Bloomsbury Group, especially the writer Lytton ...
(1893–1932), artist *
Chien-Ying Chang Chien-Ying Chang (25 May 1913, in Wuxi – January 2004) was a Chinese-born painter who settled in Britain in 1946. Early life Chien-Ying Chang was the daughter of a customs official and attended Wuxi secondary school, after which she studied A ...
(1913–2004), artist * Daphne Charlton (1909–1991), painter * Evan Charlton (1904–1984), painter * G. K. Chesterton (1874–1936), writer *
Evelyn Cheston Evelyn Cheston née Davy (8 September 1875 – 31 October 1929) was a British painter in oils and watercolours of landscapes and outdoor scenes. Biography Cheston was born in the Ranmoor suburb of Sheffield and attended the Royal Female School ...
(1875–1929), painter * Spartacus Chetwynd (born 1973), artist, Turner Prize nominee *
Derek Chittock Derek Chittock (21 February 1922 – 21 February 1986) was a British art critic, art historian and portrait painter. He was also active as a cartoonist, creating the gag comics ''Bennie'' and ''Barley Bottom'' in the late 1950s, early 1960s. Bi ...
(1922–1986), portrait painter * Dora Clarke (1895–1989), sculptor * Edna Clarke Hall (1879-1979), painter * Dorothy Coke (1897–1979), painter * Sir
William Coldstream Sir William Menzies Coldstream, CBE (28 February 1908 – 18 February 1987) was an English realist painter and a long-standing art teacher. Biography Coldstream was born at Belford, Northumberland, in northern England, the second son of co ...
(1908–1987), painter * Professor Paul Coldwell (born 1952), artist * Ruth Collet (1909–2001), painter * John Collier (1850–1934), artist * Marian Collier (1859–1887), painter * Susan Alexis Collins (born 1964), artist, current Slade Director & Professor * Ithell Colquhoun (1906–1988), painter and writer * William George Constable (1887–1976), art historian * Teresa Copnall (1882–1972), painter * Matt Copson (born 1992), artist * Frank Barrington Craig (1902–1951), painter and teacher * Martin Creed (born 1968), artist * Dennis Creffield (1931–2018), painter * Barbara Crocker (1910–1995), artist, author *
Claudia Cuesta Claudia Cuesta is a Colombian artist based in Sechelt, Sechelt, British Columbia. Education She obtained a MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art, Slade School of Fine Art, University College of London where she studied with Rachel Whiteread, Marc ...
, artist * Charles Cundall (1890–1971), painter * Nora Cundell (1889–1948), painter * Esmé Currey (1881–1973), painter, etcher *
Yitzhak Danziger Yitzhak Danziger ( he, יצחק דנציגר; 26 June 1916 – 11 July 1977) was an Israeli sculptor. He was one of the pioneer sculptors of the Canaanite Movement, and later joined the "Ofakim Hadashim" (New Horizons) group. Early life ...
(1916–1977), sculptor * Tacita Dean (born 1965), *
Alison Debenham Alison Edith Debenham (later Le Plat; 1903-1967) was a British painter and artist. Biography Debenham was born in 1903 to Sir Ernest Ridley Debenham, 1st Baronet, and his wife, Lady Cicely, of the Debenhams department store family business. A ...
(1903–1967) * Evelyn De Morgan (1885–1919) * Angela Delevingne * Brigid Derham (1943–1980), painter * Anthony Devas (1911–1958), portrait painter * Sir
William Dobell Sir William Dobell (24 September 189913 May 1970) was an Australian portrait and landscape artist of the 20th century. Dobell won the Archibald Prize, Australia's premier award for portrait artists on three occasions. The Dobell Prize is named ...
(1899–1970), portrait painter * Barbara Dorf (1933–2016), painter * Sholto Johnstone Douglas (1871–1958), artist * Jane Dowling (born 1925), painter * William Dring (1904–1990), portrait painter * William Easton, artist * Ursula Edgcumbe (1900–1985), sculptor * Ibrahim El-Salahi (born 1930), painter *
Florence Engelbach Florence Ada Engelbach née Neumegen (9 June 1872 – 27 February 1951) was a painter of portraits, landscapes and flower pieces. She was born in Spain to English parents and, after training in London, established her artistic career in Britain. ...
(1872–1951), painter *
Grace English Grace Geraldine English (1891-4 December 1956) was a British painter and etcher. Biography English was born in London and as a teenager spent time in Paris and Germany. In Germany she met I. A. R. Wylie and produced illustrations for her book ...
(1891–1956), painter * Ben Enwonwu (1921–1994), artist * Jadé Fadojutimi (born 1993), artist * Leila Faithfull (1896–1994), painter *
Julia Farrer Julia Farrer (born 1950) is a contemporary British artist known for her abstract, geometrical paintings. Biography Farrer was born in London and studied at the Slade School of Art from 1968 to 1972 before teaching there until 1974 when she went ...
(born 1950), artist * Robert Fawcett (1903–1967), illustrator * Daphne Fedarb (1912–1992), painter *
Paul Feiler Paul Feiler (30 April 1918 – 8 July 2013) was a German-born artist who was a prominent member of the St Ives School of art: he has pictures hanging in major art galleries across the world. Early life Paul Feiler was born in 1918 in Frankf ...
(1918–2013), artist * Elsie Few (1909–1980), artist * Philip Firsov (born 1985), artist and sculptor * Myrta Fisher (1917–1999), painter *
Mary Sargant Florence Emma Mary Sargant Florence (21 July 1857 – 14 December 1954) was a British painter of figure painting, figure subjects, mural decorations in fresco and occasional landscapes in watercolour and pastel. Biography Emma Mary Sargant was born in ...
(1857–1954), painter * Caroline Sylvia Gabriel (1912–1997), artist * Nicholas Garland (born 1935), political cartoonist * Raimi Gbadamosi (born 1965), neo-conceptual artist *
Alfred Gerrard Alfred Horace "Gerry" Gerrard RBS (7 May 1899 – 13 June 1998) was an English modernist sculptor. He was head of the sculpture department at the Slade School of Fine Art from 1925 and professor of sculpture there from 1949 to 1968, where he ...
(1899–1998), sculptor * Kaff Gerrard (1894–1970), painter and potter * Mark Gertler (1891–1939), artist *
A.A. Gill Adrian Anthony Gill (28 June 1954 – 10 December 2016) was a British journalist, critic, and author. Best known for his food and travel writing, he was also a television critic, was restaurant reviewer of '' The Sunday Times'', wrote for '' Va ...
(1954–2016), journalist * Colin Gill (1892–1940), painter * Elsie Gledstanes (1893–1972), painter * Dryden Goodwin (born 1971), artist, current teaching staff * Douglas Gordon (born 1966), artist * Antony Gormley (born 1950), sculptor * Harold Gosney (born 1937), artist and sculptor * Caroline Gotch (1854–1945), painter *
Carmen Gracia Carmen Gracia Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, RE (born 1935) is an Argentine artist-printmaker. Gracia left Argentina for Paris in 1960 and joined the printmaking studio Atelier 17, run by Stanley William Hayter, William Hayter. She later ...
(born 1935), printmaker *
Duncan Grant Duncan James Corrowr Grant (21 January 1885 – 8 May 1978) was a British painter and designer of textiles, pottery, theatre sets and costumes. He was a member of the Bloomsbury Group. His father was Bartle Grant, a "poverty-stricken" major i ...
(1885–1978), painter and designer * Eileen Gray (1898–1976), designer and architect * Barbara Greg (1900–1983), wood engraver * Gwenny Griffiths (1867–1953), portrait painter * Oona Grimes (born 1957), artist * Vaughan Grylls (born 1943), artist *
Robin Guthrie Robin Andrew Guthrie (born 4 January 1962) is a Scottish musician, songwriter, composer, record producer and audio engineer, best known as the co-founder of the alternative rock band Cocteau Twins. During his career Guthrie has performed ...
(1902–1971), painter * Kathleen Guthrie (1906–1981), painter * Edna Guy (1907–1982), marine artist * Richard Hamilton (1922–2011), painter and collage artist *
Archibald Standish Hartrick Archibald Standish Hartrick (7 August 1864 – 1 February 1950) was a Scottish painter known for the quality of his lithographic work. His works covered urban scenes, landscapes and figure painting and he was a founder member of the Senefelder ...
(1864–1950), artist and illustrator *
Lucy Harwood Eva Lucy Harwood (1 January 1893 – 24 October 1972) was a British artist known for her landscape paintings of East Anglia and Suffolk. Biography Harwood was born at Belstead near Ipswich and moved with her family to East Bergholt while still ...
(1893–1972), artist *
Mona Hatoum Mona Hatoum ( ar, منى حاطوم; born 1952) is a British-Palestinian multimedia and installation artist who lives in London. Biography Mona Hatoum was born in 1952 in Beirut, Lebanon, to Palestinian parents. Although born in Lebanon, Hatoum ...
(born 1952), artist * Francis Helps (1890–1972), artist * Elsie Henderson (1880–1967), painter and sculptor * Keith Henderson (1883–1982), artist and illustrator * Nigel Henderson (1917–1985), artist * Patrick Heron (1920–1999), abstract painter *
Cicely Hey Cicely Hey (1896–1980) was a British artist known as a painter, sculptor and model-maker. Although born in England she spent much of her career in Wales. Biography Hey was born in Faringdon in Oxfordshire. She first studied art at the Brusse ...
(1896–1980), painter and sculptor * Ian Holbourn (1872–1935), artist, educator, laird of Foula, writer, and RMS ''Lusitania'' survivor * Ruth Hollingsworth (1880–1945), painter * Annie Horniman (1860–1937), theatre owner and manager * Nancy Horrocks (1900–1989), abstract artist * Ray Howard-Jones (1903–1996), artist * Edgar Hubert (1906–1985), painter * Georgina Hunt (1922–2012), abstract artist * Sidney Hunt (1896–1940), artist and designer * Paul Huson (born 1942), writer and designer * George Percy Jacomb-Hood (1857–1929), artist * Darsie Japp (1883–1973), artist *
Derek Jarman Michael Derek Elworthy Jarman (31 January 1942 – 19 February 1994) was an English artist, film maker, costume designer, stage designer, writer, gardener and gay rights activist. Biography Jarman was born at the Royal Victoria Nursing Home ...
(1942–1994), artist *
Augustus John Augustus Edwin John (4 January 1878 – 31 October 1961) was a Welsh painter, draughtsman, and etcher. For a time he was considered the most important artist at work in Britain: Virginia Woolf remarked that by 1908 the era of John Singer Sarge ...
(1878–1961), artist * Gwen John (1876-1939), artist * Vivien John (1915–1994), artist * Arnrid Johnston (1895-1972), sculptor, illustrator *
Alfred Garth Jones Alfred Garth Jones (1872–1955) was an English artist and illustrator who worked mainly in woodcut, pen and ink line art drawing and watercolour. Early life Alfred Jones was born in Hulme, Manchester in 1872, the son of Thomas Jones (b1844) ...
(1872–1955), illustrator * Karin Jonzen (1914–1998), sculptor * Gerry Judah (born 1951), artist and designer * Menashe Kadishman (1932–2015), Israeli sculptor and painter *
Helen Kapp Helen Babette Kapp (17 December 1901 – 13 October 1978) was a British artist. Originally a painter and illustrator, Kapp became a curator and gallery director of some influence. Biography Kapp was born in Hampstead in London into an artistic, ...
(1901–1978), artist and curator *
Dorothy King Dorothy Louise Victoria Lobel King (born 1975) is an American author who lives and works in England. Childhood and education King was born and raised in London where her American father, James King, ran a branch of Oppenheimer & Co. She spent ...
(1907–1990), painter and curator * Eve Kirk (1900–1969), painter * Myfanwy Kitchin (1917–2002), painter, ceramicist * Robert Koenig (born 1951), sculptor * Clara Klinghoffer (1900–1970), artist * Paul Kneale (born 1986), artist * Winifred Knights (1899–1947), painter * Kanayi Kunhiraman (born 1937), sculptor * Sir
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(1908–1986), cartoonist * Olga Lehmann (1912–2001), painter, illustrator and designer *
Maxwell Gordon Lightfoot Maxwell Gordon Lightfoot (19 July 1886 – 27 September 1911) was an artist and painter from Liverpool who became known for his depictions of atmospheric pastoral scenes and sepia illustrations of figures. Lightfoot showed great talent as a st ...
(1886–1911), painter * Peter Kennard (born 1949), artist *
Bernard Leach Bernard Howell Leach (5 January 1887 – 6 May 1979), was a British studio potter and art teacher. He is regarded as the "Father of British studio pottery". Biography Early years (Japan) Leach was born in Hong Kong. His mother Eleanor (née ...
(1887–1879), ceramic artist, "Father of British studio pottery" * Edith Lawrence (1890–1973), artist * Kim Lim (1937–1997), sculptor *
Zhi Lin Zhi Lin is a Chinese American mixed-media artist, a native of Nanjing, China. While he was a graduate fellow at the University College London's Slade School in 1989, the political events and social movements around the world convinced him to use his ...
, artist *
Nicholas Logsdail Christopher Nicholas Roald Logsdail OBE (born June 1945) is a British art dealer, the owner of the Lisson Gallery, a contemporary art gallery on Bell Street, Lisson Grove, London, founded by Logsdail in 1967, and was joined shortly after by Fio ...
(born 1945), art dealer * John Long (1964–2016), painter and teacher * Lowes Dalbiac Luard (1872–1944), painter * John Luke (1906–1975), painter and sculptor *
John Lundberg John Lundberg (born 5 December 1968) is an English artist and documentary filmmaker. His work is concerned with ostension. Underpinning all of his work is an interest in how myth and artifice can shape and alter reality, especially regarding ...
(born 1968), artist and filmmaker *
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(1901–1996), painter * Nicolette Macnamara (1911–1987), artist and author * John Mansbridge (1901–1981), painter and World War II official war artist * Constance Markievicz (1868–1927), artist, revolutionary nationalist, suffragette, socialist * Ellis Martin (1881–1977), map cover illustrator for
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* John Mascaro (born 1970), artist *
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(1865–1928), artist and occultist * Mary McEvoy (1870–1941), painter * Dorothy Mead (1928–1975), painter * Robert Medley (1905–1994), painter and designer * Elizabeth Merriman (born 1963), painter *
Oliver Messel Oliver Hilary Sambourne Messel (13 January 1904 – 13 July 1978) was an English artist and one of the foremost stage designers of the 20th century. Early life Messel was born in London, the second son of Lieutenant-Colonel Leonard Messel a ...
(1904–1978), stage designer * Robert Micklewright (1923–2013), artist and illustrator * Mother Maribel of Wantage (1887–1970), artist and sculptor * Daniel Mulloy (born 1977), film writer and director * Donia Nachshen (1903–1987), illustrator * Paul Nash (1889–1946), painter * Gemma Nelson (born 1984), painter * C.R.W. Nevinson (1889–1946), artist * Bertha Newcombe (1857–1947), artist and illustrator *
Ben Nicholson Benjamin Lauder Nicholson, OM (10 April 1894 – 6 February 1982) was an English painter of abstract compositions (sometimes in low relief), landscape and still-life. Background and training Nicholson was born on 10 April 1894 in De ...
(1894–1982), abstract painter * Philip Norman (1842–1931), artist and antiquarian * Alanna O'Kelly (born 1955), Irish performance artist * Madge Oliver (1874–1924), painter * Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (1924–2005), artist * Kathleen Parbury (1901–1986), sculptor * Katie Paterson (born 1981), artist * Eddie Peake (born 1981), artist * Margot Perryman (born 1938), painter * Louise Pickard (1865–1928), painter * Edward Plunkett, 20th Baron of Dunsany (1939–2011), painter and sculptor *
Mary Potter Mother Mary Potter (22 November 1847 – 9 April 1913) founded the sisters of the Little Company of Mary in 1877. On 8 February 1988, Pope John Paul II proclaimed her Venerable. Early life Mary Potter was born in a rented house at 23 O ...
(1900–1981), painter *
Sarah Pucill Sarah Pucill is a London-based film artist. Her work is distributed by LUX (UK film company), LUX, London and LightCone, Paris. She is a Reader at University of Westminster. Central to her work is "a concern with mortality and the materiality of t ...
, film artist *
Margaret Fisher Prout Millicent Margaret Fisher Prout (31 March 1875– 9 December 1963) was a British artist who helped improve perceptions of modern art in the UK. Biography Prout was born in Church Street, Chelsea, on 31 March 1875, the only daughter of the paint ...
(1875–1963), painter * Carl Randall (born 1975), painter * Paula Rego (1935-2022), painter, illustrator and printmaker * Harold Riley (born 1934), artist * William Roberts (1895–1980), painter * Claude Rogers (1907–1979), artist * Rosemary Rutherford (1912–1972), painter and stained glass artist * Ethel Jenner Rosenberg (1858–1930), first English Bahá'í * Isaac Rosenberg (1890–1918), war poet *
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(1905–1944), painter, designer, and illustrator * Erica White (1904–1991), sculptor * Rachel Whiteread (born 1963), artist * Victor Willing (1928–1988), artist *
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In fiction

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Pat Barker Patricia Mary W. Barker, (née Drake; born 8 May 1943) is an English writer and novelist. She has won many awards for her fiction, which centres on themes of memory, trauma, survival and recovery. Her work is described as direct, blunt and pl ...
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Life Class A figure drawing is a drawing of the human form in any of its various shapes and postures using any of the drawing media. The term can also refer to the act of producing such a drawing. The degree of representation may range from highly detailed, ...
'' and '' Toby's Room'' * Gilbert Cannan in ''Mendel'' * Frances Cary in '' Third Girl'' * Barbary Deniston in '' The World My Wilderness'' * Miranda Grey in ''
The Collector ''The Collector'' is a 1963 thriller novel by English author John Fowles, in his literary debut. Its plot follows a lonely, psychotic young man who kidnaps a female art student in London and holds her captive in the cellar of his rural farmhous ...
'' * Imogen Hollins in '' Doctors'' * Molly MacDonald in '' Monarch of the Glen'' * David Thompson in ''
Beyond This Horizon ''Beyond This Horizon'' is a science fiction novel by American writer Robert A. Heinlein. It was originally published as a two-part serial in ''Astounding Science Fiction'' (April, May 1942, under the pseudonym Anson MacDonald) and then as a sin ...
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See also

* Art of the United Kingdom


References


External links


Slade Knowledge Base - extensive collection of studio teaching materials available online under Creative CommonsSlade Centre for Electronic Media in Fine ArtSlade Centre for Electronic Media in Fine Art Timeline of key events
{{DEFAULTSORT:Slade School of Fine Art Art schools in London Education in the London Borough of Camden Educational institutions established in 1871 Departments of University College London 1871 establishments in England