H M The Queen, Patron of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters
Patron, Her Majesty The Queen, Portrait by Andrew Festing

Foundation

Founded in 1891 in London, the Society is a registered charity with Her Majesty The Queen as its Patron.  Early members include John Everett Millais, George Frederick Watts and James McNeil Whistler. List of Members since 1891

Our Aims

‘To encourage the appreciation, study and practice of the art of portraiture

Within its present membership, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters contains a broad collection of stylistic and intellectual approaches that continue to make a significant contribution to the ongoing tradition of portraiture in Britain today.  The Society vigorously looks to uphold the values and practices of its long and distinguished history, but at the same time, it seeks to explore and develop new artistic models and perspectives in this endlessly fascinating and relevant discipline.

Membership

Membership is through election for the merit of work.

Activities

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PATRONS, OFFICERS & FRIENDS

PATRON

H.M. The Queen

PRESIDENT

Richard Foster

VICE PRESIDENT

Simon Davis

HONORARY TREASURER

Andrew James

HONORARY SECRETARY

Anthony Connolly

HONORARY ARCHIVIST

Alastair Adams

ADVISORY BOARD

Anne Beckwith-Smith LVO
Dame Elizabeth Esteve-Coll DBE
Damon de Laszlo
The Hon. Sandra de Laszlo
Lord Fellowes
Anupam Ganguli
Sir Christopher Ondaatje OC CBE
Mark Stephens CBE
Daphne J Todd OBE PPRP NEAC HON HON SWA
Philip Mould

COUNCIL

Richard Foster (President)

Simon Davis (Vice President)

Andrew James (Treasurer)

Anthony Connolly (Secretary)

Paul Brason

Emma Hopkins

Emma Wesley

Sam Dalby

Brendan Kelly

Mark Roscoe

HANGING COMMITTEE

Anthony Connolly
Mark Roscoe
Paul Brason
Sam Dalby
Keith Breeden
Simon Davis

MALL GALLERIES

COMMISSIONS CONSULTANTS

Annabel Elton
Anna Bromwich

EXHIBITIONS OFFICER

Alistair Redgrift

GALLERY MANAGER

Amy Jobling

PR OFFICER

Liberty Rowley