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The Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers was founded in 1896 by Alyn Williams who was the first President, a position he occupied until 1898, and then again from 1908 until 1941. The Society's Inaugural Exhibition, held in 1896 in the Modern Gallery, was the first to be devoted exclusively to contemporary miniatures and was an immediate success. King Edward VII granted the Royal Charter in 1905. In 1926 the RMS extended its welcome to other forms of miniature art. Recognition of this wider scope was officially confirmed when Sculptors and Gravers were added to its name by Royal Command of King George V.

The Society's Aims are to Esteem, Protect and Practise the traditional 16th Century art of miniature work, emphasizing the infinite patience needed for its fine techniques.

President Rosalind Pierson PRMS CFA(Oxon) PPHS MAA MASF

Children Through The Ages 
curated by Roger Philips and Carmela Arturi

A special exhibition of miniatures of children from the seventeenth century up to the present, from Private Collections, including a selection from the RMS Diploma Collection and present RMS members.

On view during the Exibition, North Gallery, Mall Galleries London. Wed. 12th to 22nd. Oct 2016

This year we are delighted to be exhibiting with
internationally acclaimed sculptor Hamish Mackie.

Life in Bronze will include over 40 new works born out of Mackie’s extensive wildlife research in Australia, Asia and Africa and his continued study of the United Kingdom’s wild and domestic animals. His resulting works are a beguiling mix of anatomical accuracy with an expressive interpretation of the animal’s individual essence.

10th - 22nd  October 2016, Main Gallery, Mall Galleries, London
Wed 12th-Sat 22nd October 2016.
10am - 5pm daily
(closing at 1pm on the last day)

held during the exhibition by exhibiting members 13th - 21st October 2016

  • Lennox Cato, BBC presenter and Antiques Dealer officailly opened the exhibition and presented the awards on Wed 12th Oct.
Lennox Cato