The Royal Society of British Artists: A selection of artists from the RSBA

The RBA is a member of the Federation of British Artists based at the Mall Galleries in Central London. Its members consist of highly talented artists who are elected to the Society following a stringent selection process. The artists work in a variety of media including oils, watercolours, acrylics and pastels as well as sculptors who work in bronze, silver, glass, stone and other natural materials and printmakers who produce etchings and hand-coloured works using a diverse range of styles and materials.

Since its foundation in 1823, the Royal Society of British Artists [RBA], which became ‘Royal’ in 1887, has been a magnet for some of Britain’s most celebrated artists. A peruse through the Society’s exhibition catalogues reads like a ‘Who’s Who’ of British virtuosity. Members included L.S.Lowry RA, James McNeill Whistler, David Roberts and Sir Frank Brangwyn RA, among many others and Sir Henry Moore and Sir Winston Churchill were Honorary Members. Claude Monet and Giorgio de Chirico were Honorary Overseas Members, who also showed their work with the Society.

The Society is proud of its history and continues to flourish under its President, Mick Davies PRBA HonRBSA, and the annual exhibitions at the Mall Galleries, which are open to non-members, receive excellent reviews.