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New English Art Club


6 People in artist grouping:

Encouraged by a shared disdain for the academic painting of the Royal Academy, a group of artists decided to hang their own exhibition in April, 1886. The founding members of the exhibiting society included Walter Richard Sickert, Philip Wilson Steer and Walford Graham Robertson and their work was defined by the impressionists they had met and studied in France. The looser brush strokes and scenes of everyday life directly challenged the accepted style endorsed by the Royal Academy's President at the time, Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton. In 1889, Steer and Sickert broke away from the increasingly conservative group and organised their own London Impressionists show. Many members of the club went on to form the Camden Town Group, with many influential members in the 1920s including Sir Stanley Spencer and Duncan Grant. The club remains an exhibiting society today with an emphasis on figurative painting.

James Dickson Innes

James Dickson Innes

1887-1914
Landscape painter
Sitter in 2 portraits
Walter Sickert

Walter Sickert

1860-1942
Painter
Sitter associated with 21 portraits | Artist associated with 10 portraits
Philip Wilson Steer

Philip Wilson Steer

1860-1942
Painter
Sitter in 14 portraits | Artist of 3 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Ronald Ossory Dunlop

1894-1973
Painter
Artist of 2 portraits
Henry Herbert La Thangue

Henry Herbert La Thangue

1859-1929
Artist
Sitter in 2 portraits
Walford Graham Robertson

Walford Graham Robertson

1866-1948
Painter, illustrator, costume designer and playwright
Sitter in 3 portraits | Artist of 2 portraits