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Sunday, 21 August 2011

Art School

In 1711 the Academy of Painting in Lincoln’s Inn Fields opened the first school in Britain for art and drawing from life under a leading painter of the time, Kneller.

Rudyard Kipling's father, John Kipling, was an artist and architect who on his marriage went to Bombay to take up a post of principal of a new Art school and was to have a great influence on Indian modern Art.

English critic and social theorist John Ruskin (1819-1900) was appointed Slade Professor at Oxford in 1870, the first professor of art in England.

Although Picasso attended art schools throughout his childhood, often those where his father taught, he never finished his college level course of study at the Royal Academy of San Fernando in Madrid, leaving after less than a year.

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