The Maurice Bradshaw Archive holds the collection of annual exhibition catalogues by the royal and national art societies within the Federation of British Artists.

Below is a list of items in the collection, named after the first Secretary-General of the Federation, Maurice Bradshaw OBE.

If you would like to reference any item, please contact the FBA Development Manager, Alistair Redgrift.


Royal Society of British Artists

Catalogues: 1961 – present (excluding 1976, 1980, 1983, 1984)

In addition, the Library holds reference volumes listing RBA exhibitors 1824-1962, and older catalogues 1945-1948, 1951, 1953, 1956-1958, 1960.

Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours

Catalogues: 1961 – present (excl. 1961-1964, 1966-1969, 1971, 1972, 1981, 1982)

In addition, the Library holds a reference volume of RI members 1831-1981, and older catalogues 1874, 1932, 1951, 1955.

Royal Institute of Oil Painters

Catalogues: 1961 – present (excl. 1961-1978, 1981, 1992, 1993, 1996)

In addition, the Library holds a reference volume of ROI members 1883-1940.

New English Art Club

Catalogues: 1961 – present (excl. 1961-1963, 1968, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1980, 1994, 1997)

In addition, the Library holds reference volumes listing NEAC exhibitors 1886-2001, and older catalogues 1945, 1953, 1956-1959.

Royal Society of Portrait Painters

Catalogues: 1961 – present (excl. 1961, 1963)

In addition, the Library holds a reference volume of RP members 1891-1991, and older catalogues 1925, 1926, 1928, 1934, 1936-1938, 1943, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1952-1959.

Pastel Society

Catalogues: 1961 – present (excl. 1961-1964, 1967, 1970-1979, 1984)

In addition, the Library holds a reference volume of PS exhibitors 1899-1999, and older catalogues 1950, 1952, 1954-1957, 1959, 1960.

Royal Society of Marine Artists

Catalogues: 1961 – present (excl. 1974, 1977, 1995)

In addition, the Library holds a reference volume of RSMA exhibitors 1946-2008, and older catalogues 1948-1950, 1958-1960.

Society of Wildlife Artists

Catalogues: 1964 – present (excl. 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1976, 1977, 1980)


A Note on Older and Missing Catalogues

The Federation of British Artists was founded in 1961, the starting point for much of the collection.

For older and missing catalogues, we recommend consulting the V&A Archives (Royal Society of British Artists, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours), London Metropolitan Archives (Royal Society of Portrait Painters), Tate Archives (New English Art Club), or the Society's Archivist (Felicity House PS for the Pastel Society, Robert Brindley RSMA for the Royal Society of Marine Artists).