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Paintings of Vladimir London are exhibited in the Chelsea Art Society’s CENTENARY Art Exhibition
Celebrating 100 years from its foundation in 1910, the Chelsea Art Society holds its 63nd Annual Open Art Exhibition from 16th to 19th June 2010 at Chelsea Old Town Hall.
Paintings and sculptures from established British artists including Vladimir London represent a wide variety of styles including figurative, abstract, oil, watercolour, print and sculpture. The range and extremely high standard of work on display reflects both in the large number of buyers and visitors who attend this popular and successful exhibition.
Chelsea Art Society History
Founded in 1910, The Chelsea Art Society is the oldest and sole survivor of the many art groups that blossomed in the area around that period. Rossetti and Turner began the trend to settle in Chelsea in the mid 19th Century, followed by Whistler, Sickert, Augustus John and John Singer Sargent. Amongst the group was Sir James Dromgole Linton, a frequent exhibitor at the Royal Academy and an Honorary member of the Scottish Water Colour Society. He chose Chelsea as the place to found an art group to exhibit annually.
The Chelsea Art Society flourished and even survived the disruption of two World Wars, revived in 1946 by Alfred Egerton Cooper RBA.
Its current President is renowned artist, Julian Barrow, who lives and works in a famous studio in Tite Street, Chelsea. There are currently around 100 members and artists are invited to join the Society through having shown exceptional work at the exhibition over a three year period. The majority of exhibitors tend to be residents of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London, UK.
Traditionally, the Mayors of Chelsea have always been patrons of the Society. Other past patrons have included Lord Olivier, Joyce Grenfell, Lord Thornycroft and Lord Rawlinson of Ewell QC. Present patrons include The Earl Cadogan DL. There are also distinguished honorary members, including Ken Howard RA RWS NEAC.
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