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Royal Academy Schools
The Royal Academy of Arts
Royal Academy of Arts
(RA) is an art institution based in Burlington House
Burlington House
on Piccadilly
Piccadilly
in London
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Royal Academy (other)
Royal Academy may refer to:Contents1 Language and literature 2 Civilian education 3 Art and architecture 4 Music and dance 5 Sciences5.1 Belgium 5.2 United Kingdom 5.3 France 5.4 Spain 5.5 Italy6 Other 7 Military 8 Other 9 See alsoLanguage and literature[edit] Real Academia Española
Real Academia Española
("Royal Spanish Academy" or "RAE"), the institution responsible for regulating the Spanish language Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, a British drama school Royal Academy of Dutch language and literatureCivilian educatio
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George Michael Moser
George Michael Moser
George Michael Moser
RA (17 January 1706 – 24 January 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
Royal Academy
in 1768.[1]Contents1 Biography 2 Family 3 References 4 External linksBiography[edit] He was the son of Michael Moser, an eminent Swiss engineer and worker in metal.[2] Moser was born in Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Switzerland
and trained initially as a coppersmith in Geneva
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Mason Chamberlin
Mason Chamberlin
Mason Chamberlin
RA (1727–1787) was an English portrait painter, who was one of the founding members of the Royal Academy
Royal Academy
in 1768. He was a student of Francis Hayman. He is perhaps best remembered for his portrait of Benjamin Franklin.Contents1 Life 2 Franklin portrait 3 Death 4 Family 5 References 6 External linksLife[edit] Chamberlin was a pupil of Francis Hayman. In 1768 he was one of the founding members of the Royal Academy.[1] He exhibited 50 works at the academy[2] between 1769 and 1786. All were portraits
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Francis Cotes
Francis Cotes
Francis Cotes
RA (20 May 1726 – 16 July 1770) was an English painter, one of the pioneers of English pastel painting, and a founding member of the Royal Academy
Royal Academy
in 1768. Life and work[edit] Francis Cotes
Francis Cotes
R.A. Portrait of Stephen Fox-Strangways, 1st Earl of IlchesterHe was born in London, the eldest son of Robert Cotes, an apothecary (Francis's younger brother Samuel Cotes
Samuel Cotes
(1734–1818) also became an artist, specialising in miniatures)
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George Dance The Younger
George Dance the younger, RA (1 April 1741 – 14 January 1825) was an English architect and surveyor as well as a portraitist.[1] The fifth and youngest son of the architect George Dance (the elder), he came from a family of architects, artists and dramatists
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Nathaniel Dance-Holland
Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland, 1st Baronet
Baronet
RA (8 May 1735 – 15 October 1811) was a notable English portrait painter and later a politician.Contents1 Early life 2 Career 3 Family 4 Notes 5 References 6 External linksEarly life[edit] The third son of architect George Dance the Elder, Dance (he added the 'Holland' suffix later in life) studied art under Francis Hayman, and like many contemporaries also studied in Italy. There he met Angelica Kauffman, and painted several historic and classical paintings. Career[edit] On his return to England, he became a successful portrait painter. With Hayman and his architect brother George Dance the Younger, he was one of the founder members of the Royal Academy
Royal Academy
in 1768. He was commissioned to paint King George III and his queen, plus Captain James Cook
James Cook
and actor David Garrick
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Thomas Gainsborough
Thomas Gainsborough
Thomas Gainsborough
FRSA (14 May 1727 (baptised) – 2 August 1788) was an English portrait and landscape painter, draughtsman, and printmaker. He surpassed his rival Sir Joshua Reynolds
Sir Joshua Reynolds
to become the dominant British portraitist of the second half of the 18th century. He painted quickly, and the works of his maturity are characterised by a light palette and easy strokes. He preferred landscapes to portraits, and is credited (with Richard Wilson) as the originator of the 18th-century British landscape school. Gainsborough was a founding member of the Royal Academy.Contents1 Youth and training 2 Career2.1 Suffolk 2.2 Bath 2.3 London3 Technique 4 Reputation 5 Gallery of selected works 6 See also 7 References 8 Further reading 9 External linksYouth and training[edit]Lady Lloyd and Her Son, Richard Savage Lloyd, of Hintlesham Hall, Suffolk
Suffolk
(1745–46)
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John Gwynn (architect)
John Gwynn RA (1713 – 28 February 1786) was an English architect and civil engineer, who became one of the founder members of the Royal Academy in 1768. He advocated greater control over planning in London, for which he produced detailed suggestions. His buildings include Magdalen Bridge
Magdalen Bridge
and the Covered Market in Oxford, and several bridges over the River Severn.Contents1 Life 2 References 3 Sources 4 External linksLife[edit] Gwynn was born and died in Shrewsbury, Shropshire
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Francis Hayman
Francis Hayman
Francis Hayman
RA (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. Born in Exeter, Devon, Hayman begun his artistic career as a scene painter in London's Drury Lane
Drury Lane
theatre (where he also appeared in minor roles) before establishing a studio in St Martin's Lane. A versatile artist influenced by the French Rococo
Rococo
style, he achieved some note during the 1740s through decorative paintings executed for the supper boxes at Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens in London. Hayman was also a successful portraitist and history painter. Combining some of these, he contributed 31 pictures to a 1744 edition of Shakespeare's plays by Sir Thomas Hanmer, and later portrayed many leading contemporary actors in Shakespearean roles, including David Garrick as Richard III (1760)
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Nathaniel Hone The Elder
Nathaniel Hone RA (24 April 1718 – 14 August 1784) was an Irish-born portrait and miniature painter, and one of the founder members of the Royal Academy
Royal Academy
in 1768.Contents1 Early life 2 Works2.1 The Conjuror3 Family 4 References 5 External linksEarly life[edit] The son of a Dublin-based Dutch merchant, Hone moved to England
England
as a young man and, after marrying Molly Earle - daughter of the Duke of Argyll - in 1742, eventually settled in London, by which time he had acquired a reputation as a portrait-painter. While his paintings were popular, his reputation was particularly enhanced by his skill at producing miniatures and enamels. He interrupted his time in London
London
by spending two years (1750–52) studying in Italy. Works[edit] As a portrait painter, several of his works are now held at the National Portrait Gallery in London
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Angelica Kauffman
Maria Anna Angelika Kauffmann RA (30 October 1741 – 5 November 1807), usually known in English as Angelica Kauffman,[a] was a Swiss Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Remembered primarily as a history painter, Kauffmann was a skilled portraitist, landscape and decoration painter. She was one of the two female founding members of the Royal Academy
Royal Academy
in London in 1768.[2][3]Contents1 Early life 2 Years in Great Britain 3 History painting 4 Later years in Rome 5 Legacy 6 Gallery 7 Notes 8 References 9 Exhibitions 10 Further reading 11 External linksEarly life[edit] Kauffman was born at Chur
Chur
in Graubünden, Switzerland. Her family moved to Morbegno
Morbegno
in 1742, then Como
Como
in Lombardy in 1752 at that time under Austrian rule
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Jeremiah Meyer
Jeremiah Meyer
Jeremiah Meyer
RA (born Jeremias Majer; 18 January 1735 – 20 January 1789) was an 18th-century English miniature painter. He was Painter in Miniatures to Queen Charlotte, Painter in Enamels to King George III and was one of the founder members of the Royal Academy.[1]Contents1 Early life and education 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 References 5 External linksEarly life and education[edit] Meyer was born in Tübingen
Tübingen
as a son of the German painter Wolfgang Dietrich Majer
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Francis Milner Newton
Francis Milner Newton RA ( London
London
1720 – 14 August 1794 Corfe) was an English portrait painter and first secretary of the Royal Academy.Contents1 Life 2 References 3 Sources 4 External linksLife[edit] Newton was a pupil of Marcus Tuscher, a German artist living in England, and also studied at Hogarth's St Martin's Lane Academy.[1] In October 1753 he was one of a group of artists who drew up a prospectus for the establishment of a national academy of art. The plan came to nothing, but in 1755 a committee of artists was formed for a similar purpose, and Newton was appointed secretary, but with no more success. A more successful meeting of artists was held at the Turk's Head tavern on 12 November
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Agostino Carlini
Augostino Carlini or Agostino Carlini
Agostino Carlini
RA (c. 1718 – 15 August 1790) was an Italian sculptor and painter, who was born in Genoa
Genoa
but settled in England. He was also one of the founding members of the Royal Academy[1] in 1768. Life[edit] He features in a group portrait, by Johann Zoffany, of the founders, and is one of three sitters (with Francesco Bartolozzi
Francesco Bartolozzi
and Giovanni Battista Cipriani) in a 1777 portrait displayed in the National Portrait Gallery in London.[1] He was Keeper of the Royal Academy
Royal Academy
from 1783 until his death in 1790. He exhibited a portrait in oil in 1776. He worked, with fellow Italian sculptor Giuseppe Ceracchi
Giuseppe Ceracchi
at Somerset House, and on statues at Custom House in Dublin
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Mary Moser
Mary Moser
Mary Moser
RA (27 October 1744 – 2 May 1819) was an English painter and one of the most celebrated women artists of 18th-century Britain. One of only two female founding members of the Royal Academy
Royal Academy
in 1768,[1] Moser painted portraits but is particularly noted for her depictions of flowers.[2]Contents1 Life and career 2 Legacy 3 References 4 Further reading 5 External linksLife and career[edit] London-born Moser was trained by her Swiss-born artist and enameller father George Michael Moser
George Michael Moser
(1706–1783) and her talents were evident at an early age: she won her first Society of Arts medal at 14,[1] and regularly exhibited flower pieces, and occasional history paintings, at the Society of Artists of Great Britain
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