Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers
Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE) | 25th April – 12th May
The Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers is one of the world’s premier printmaking organisations. All of the Society’s members are practising professional printmakers, elected after a rigorous selection by a panel of their peers. From their home at Bankside Gallery, next to Tate Modern & on the south banks of the Thames, they hold regular exhibitions showcasing the best in contemporary printmaking.
The RE Rebels exhibition celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of their founder and first President of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, Francis Seymour Haden.
Prints by Haden and those who inspired him including Rembrandt and Durer will be included, along with works by his contemporaries including Samuel Palmer and JAM Whistler; members of the RA who were closely associated with the RE and current members of the RE responding directly to their Society’s heritage.
A number of prints have been chosen to celebrate this anniversary show. 25 prints have been selected by Jenny Ramkalawon, curator for prints and drawings at the British Museum.These 25 prints will be included in two box sets. One will be held in the collection of the British Museum. The second box set is to be gifted to Her Majesty The Queen.
The remaining 27 prints will be held in a box set at The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.
Both Chapel Arts and the Bankside Gallery will show a set concurrently between 25th April and 12th May.