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date: 26 September 2020

Royal Academy of Arts (RA), 

The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists

Ian Chilvers

London. The national art academy of England, founded in 1768 with George III as its ‘patron, protector and supporter’. Its main—interlinked—aims were to raise the status of British artists, to provide a venue for regular exhibitions (which have indeed been held every year since ... ...

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