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October 2022 General Meeting/Speaker Series: Rebecca Salter, President Royal Academy of Arts

6 October, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

RebeccaSalter

Our October Speaker Series guest, Rebecca Salter, is the 27th and first female President of the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Founded in 1768, when architect Sir William Chambers presented to King George III a petition from 36 artists and architects desirous of a society “for the promotion of the Arts of Design”, the RA began its prestigious history. The heritage the new President will advance includes oversight of a vast art collection, Royal Academy Schools, as well as the sponsorship of the famed Summer Exhibition. Premiering in 1769, this art show has taken place annually including during both World Wars. Founded to promote the first Academicians’ principle to make art by everyone accessible to everyone, the Summer Exhibition has unveiled many famous, if once controversial, works.

Rebecca Salter is a British abstract artist who lives and works in London. Formerly a ceramicist, she is best known as a painter and printmaker. Her particular specialty is the combination of Western and Eastern traditions in Japanese woodblock printing, an art form she studied in Japan at the Kyoto City University of the Arts. Many private and public collections such as the Tate, British Museum, Yale Center for British Art, and the Yale University Art Gallery, include her works. She is an author and has been twice an artist in residence (2003/2011) at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Connecticut.

KCWC is grateful to Eve Mitleton-Kelly for this introduction and programme.

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  • RGS (Royal Geographical Society)

    1 Kensington Gore, SW7 2AR

  • 6 October, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

  • General Meeting Speaker Series

  • Eve Mitleton-Kelly (Programmes)

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