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The ROYAL SOCIETY OF BRITISH ARTISTS (RBA) is a British art body established in 1823 as the SOCIETY OF BRITISH ARTISTS, as an alternative to the Royal Academy
Royal Academy
.

CONTENTS

* 1 History * 2 Prominent members * 3 Presidents * 4 References * 5 External links

HISTORY

The RBA commenced with twenty-seven members, and took until 1876 to reach fifty. Artists wishing to resign were required to give three months' notice and pay a fine of £100. The RBA's first two exhibitions were held in 1824, with one or two exhibitions held annually thereafter.

The RBA currently has 115 elected members who participate in an annual exhibition currently held at the Mall Galleries in London. The Society's previous gallery was a building designed by John Nash in Suffolk Street . Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria
granted the Society the Royal Charter in 1887.

It is one of the nine member societies that form the Federation of British Artists which administers the Mall Galleries, next to Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square
.

Its records from 1823–1985 are in the Victoria and Albert Museum
Victoria and Albert Museum
.

PROMINENT MEMBERS

* John Noble Barlow
John Noble Barlow
* Wyke Bayliss * Edmund Blampied * Henry John Boddington * Estella Canziani
Estella Canziani
* David Carpanini
David Carpanini
* Albert Henry Collings * Wynford Dewhurst * Ralph Hedley
Ralph Hedley
* Hayley Lever * Cyril Power * Stanley Royle * Barbara Tate
Barbara Tate
* Edward Seago
Edward Seago
* James Whistler * Christopher Williams * James John Hill * Laurence Stephen Lowry

PRESIDENTS

* 1824 Thomas Heaphy * 1825 TC Hofland * 1826 John Glover * 1827 J Wilson * 1828 Henry Hoppner Meyer
Henry Hoppner Meyer
* 1829 Clarkson Stanfield
Clarkson Stanfield
* 1830 James Holmes * 1831 David Roberts * 1832 Richard Barrett Davis * 1833 George Stevens * 1834 Elias Childe * 1835 Edward Prentis * 1836 Frederick Yeates Hurlstone * 1837 William Linton * 1838 Joseph William Allen * 1839 George Maddox * 1840 Eugenio Latilla * 1841 Frederick Yeates Hurlstone * 1870 Alfred Clint * 1881 John Burr * 1886 James McNeill Whistler
James McNeill Whistler
* 1888 Sir Wyke Bayliss * 1906 Sir Alfred East
Alfred East
* 1913 Sir Frank Brangwyn
Frank Brangwyn
* 1919 Solomon Joseph Solomon
Solomon Joseph Solomon
* 1928 Walter Richard Sickert
Walter Richard Sickert
* 1930 Philip de László * 1931 Bertram Nicholls * 1947 John Copley * 1950 Hesketh Hubbard * 1956 Edward Halliday * 1974 Peter Greenham * 1982 Peter Garrard * 1987 Tom Coates * 1993 Colin Hayes * 1998 Cav. Romeo Di Girolamo * 2009 James Horton * 2017 Nick Tidnam

REFERENCES

* ^ Society of British Artists. Web. 20 Aug. 2013. * ^ About the RBA, The Royal Society of British Artists, retrieved 8 July 2010 * ^ A B Johnson, Jane (compiler) (1984. First published 1975), Works Exhibited at The Royal Society of British Artists 1824–1893; and the New English Art Club
New English Art Club
1888–1917, Antique Collectors' Club, ISBN 0-902028-35-9 , retrieved 8 July 2010 Check date values in: date= (help ) * ^ "List of RBA exhibitions 1824–1840" (PDF), The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art Library: List of photocopies of catalogues and other material on exhibiting societies, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art , p. 8, retrieved 9 July 2010 * ^ "Painting and drawing in the archives", V;background:none transparent;border:none;-moz-box-shadow:none;-webkit-box-shadow:none;box-shadow:none;">v

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