Royal Academy of Arts

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Was founded under the patronage of George III in 1768, for the annual exhibition of works of contemporary artists and for the establishment of a school of art. Sir Joshua Reynolds was its first president. Since 1870 the Academy has also held important loan exhibitions.

Subjects: Art.

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