Royal Society Marine Artists Celebrating Sea 2015
The exhibition is open to the public from Wednesday the 14th to the 25th of October 2015.
The Gallery is open from 10am – 5pm except on the 25th when it closes at 1pm.
Sir Robert Knox Johnston the first person to sail solo, non-stop around the world, officially opened the exhibition on the 13th of October.
Some background information about The Royal Society of Marine Artists
Founded in 1939 and originally called “The Society of Marine Artists”, the first exhibition to be held in October 1939. But the start of the Second World War that September, stopped the exhibition from going ahead until November 1946. It was held in the newly constructed Guildhall Art Gallery, in the City of London. Featuring more than 100 oil paintings and 70 watercolour paintings. Opened by the new Minister of Defence and former First Lord of the Admiralty A V Alexander.
The Society continued to show their work at the Guildhall Art Gallery until 1980. In 1981 they moved the annual show to its present home at the Mall Galleries in Whitehall, London.
Throughout their 75 year history, the membership has maintained the tradition of excellence established by our founders. They continue to be an active Society, firmly committed to the promotion of marine art in its many forms and guises and their exhibitions will include anything that is essentially marine related.
For more information about The Royal Society of Marine Artists have a look at their website here.