The New English Art Club is an elected society of contemporary painters whose ethos resides in art informed by the visual world and personal interpretation.
The Annual Exhibition is a showcase not only for its members but also for aspiring artists: with a history going back more than a hundred years, it is an opportunity for work to be seen alongside some of the best artists painting today, held at Mall Galleries in London.
Founded by a group of artists dissatisfied with the entrenched attitudes of the Royal Academy, the group mounted their first show in 1886 and work included paintings by Clausen, Sickert and Stanhope Forbes. The New English increasingly attracted younger artists, bringing with them the influence of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism.
Many diverse styles of art have developed since its founding, adding richness and variety. The New English aims to foster excellence in all its activities and continues to assist and encourage the art of painting to develop even more expressive possibilities.
By virtue of its independence, the New English engages educated public interest on different levels: a nationwide programme of exhibitions, an acclaimed School of Drawing, a website and an active Friends scheme that supports the aims of the New English.
President: Peter Brown PNEAC PS Hon RBA ROI RP
Vice President: Sarah Spencer VPNEAC
For more information: www.newenglishartclub.co.uk