Royal Academy of Arts Elects Seven New Members
London's Royal Academy of Arts, founded by King George III in 1768, elected seven new members, including artists Oona Grimes, Goshka Macuga, Michael Armitage, and Eva Rothschild.
Oona Grimes. Photo: Tony Grisoni.
At a recent General Assembly meeting, the Royal Academy of Arts in London elected new members, including two Royal Academicians, two Honorary Fellows, and three RA Schools Professors.
As a privately funded arts institution, the Royal Academy is governed by up to 100 Royal Academicians—all practising artists or architects. They become Senior Academicians upon reaching the age of 75, thus initiating vacancies for new members.
New members voted in by existing Royal Academicians include artists Oona Grimes, in the category of Printmaking, and Goshka Macuga, in the category of Sculpture. Musician Emily Howard and ecological economist Kate Raworth were elected as Honorary Fellows.
Painter Michael Armitage RA Elect (Eranda Professor of Drawing), Dancer Michael Clark (Professor of Anatomy), and Sculptor Eva Rothschild RA (Professor of Sculpture) were elected as Royal Academy Schools Professors.
The Royal Academy of Arts seeks to be a clear, strong voice for art and artists. Its public programme promotes the creation, enjoyment, and appreciation of the visual arts through exhibitions, education, and debate.