List of officers of the Royal Academy of Arts

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An early Summer Exhibition at the Academy's original home in Somerset House.

This is a list of the officers of the Royal Academy of Arts.

Presidents (PRA)[edit]

President Served
Joshua Reynolds 1768–1792
Benjamin West 1792–1805
James Wyatt 1805–1806
Benjamin West 1806–1820
Thomas Lawrence 1820–1830
Martin Archer Shee 1830–1850
Charles Lock Eastlake 1850–1865
Francis Grant 1866–1878
Lord Leighton 1878–1896
John Everett Millais February–August 1896
Edward Poynter 1896–1918
Aston Webb 1919–1924
Frank Dicksee 1924–1928
William Llewellyn 1928–1938
Edwin Lutyens 1938–1944
Alfred Munnings 1944–1949
Gerald Kelly 1949–1954
Albert Richardson 1954–1956
Charles Wheeler 1956–1966
Thomas Monnington 1966–1976
Hugh Casson 1976–1984
Roger de Grey 1984–1993
Philip Dowson 1993–1999
Phillip King 1999–2004
Nicholas Grimshaw 2004–2011
Christopher Le Brun 2011–present[1]

Keepers[edit]

Keeper Served
George Michael Moser, RA 10 Dec 1768 – 24 Jan 1783
Agostino Carlini, RA 3 Mar 1783 – 24 Sep 1790
Joseph Wilton, RA 24 Sep 1790 – 25 Nov 1803
Henry Fuseli, RA 24 Dec 1804 – 16 Apr 1825
Henry Thomson, RA 9 Jun 1825 – 10 Dec 1827
William Hilton, RA 10 Dec 1827 – 30 Dec 1839
George Jones, RA 3 Mar 1840 – 31 Dec 1850
Frederick Richard Pickersgill, RA 10 Jul 1873 – 3 Aug 1887
Philip Hermogenes Calderon, RA 3 Aug 1887 – 30 Apr 1898
Ernest Crofts, RA 29 Sep 1898 – 19 Mar 1911
Andrew Carrick Gow, RA 8 Dec 1911 – 1 Feb 1920
Charles Sims, RA 18 Mar 1920 – 8 Nov 1926
Walter Westley Russell, RA 1 Oct 1927 – 31 Dec 1942
Gerald Kelly, PRA 19 Jan 1943 – 11 Dec 1945
Philip Connard, RA 11 Dec 1945 – 31 Dec 1949
Henry Rushbury, RA 22 Apr 1949 – 30 Jun 1964
Peter Greenham, RA 30 Jun 1964 – 30 Sep 1985
Edward Middleditch, RA 1 Oct 1985 – 30 Sep 1986
Norman Adams, RA 1 Oct 1986 – 30 Sep 1995
Leonard McComb, RA 1 Oct 1995 – 21 May 1998
Brendan Neiland, RA 21 May 1998 – 28 Jul 2004
Prof. Dr. Maurice Cockrill, RA 28 Oct 2004–2011
Eileen Cooper, RA 2011—present

Other posts[edit]

Treasurer Served
William Chambers 10 Dec 1768 – 8 Mar 1796
John Yenn 2 Apr 1796 – 8 Jun 1820
Robert Smirke 8 Jun 1820 – 18 Jul 1850
Philip Hardwick 18 Jul 1850 – 25 Mar 1861
Sydney Smirke 25 Mar 1861 – 26 Feb 1874
Edward Middleton Barry 26 Feb 1874 – 27 Jan 1880
George Edmund Street 19 Nov 1880 – 18 Dec 1881
Richard Norman Shaw 8 Mar 1882 – 28 Mar 1882
John Callcott Horsley 14 Jun 1882 – 17 Nov 1897
Alfred Waterhouse 17 Nov 1897 – 5 Dec 1901
Thomas Graham Jackson 5 Dec 1901 – 8 May 1912
Aston Webb 8 May 1912 – 25 Apr 1919
Frank Short 25 Apr 1919 – 5 Dec 1932
Sydney Lee 5 Dec 1932 – 5 Dec 1940
Edwin Cooper 5 Dec 1940 – 24 Jun 1942
E. Vincent Harris 3 Dec 1942 – 7 Dec 1954
Edward Maufe 7 Dec 1954 – 10 Dec 1958
Louis de Soissons 10 Dec 1958 – 23 Sep 1962
Basil Spence 11 Dec 1962 – 31 Oct 1964
James Gunn 8 Dec 1964 – 30 Dec 1964
Donald McMorran 20 Jan 1965 – 6 Aug 1965
Marshall Sisson 7 Dec 1965 – 8 Dec 1970
William Holford 8 Dec 1970 – 20 Oct 1975
Hugh Casson 9 Dec 1975 – 29 Apr 1976
Roger de Grey 29 Apr 1976 – 31 Dec 1984
Philip Powell 1 Jan 1985 – 30 Sep 1995
Michael Kenny 1 Oct 1995 – 28 Dec 1999
Paul Huxley 2000–present
Secretary Served
Francis Milner Newton, RA 10 Dec 1768 – 10 Dec 1788
John Inigo Richards, RA 10 Dec 1788 – 2 Mar 1810
Henry Howard, RA 11 Feb 1811 – 20 Jan 1847
John Prescott Knight, RA 23 Nov 1847 – 10 Jul 1873
Frederick A. Eaton 10 Jul 1873 – 10 Sep 1913
Walter Lamb 2 Dec 1913 – 31 Dec 1951
Humphrey Brooke 1 Jan 1952 – 12 Jul 1968
Sidney C. Hutchison 1 Oct 1968 – 31 Mar 1982
Piers Rodgers 1 Apr 1982 – 30 Sep 1996
David Gordon 1 Oct 1996 – 31 Jul 2002
Lawton Fitt 21 Oct 2002 – 24 Mar 2005
MaryAnne Stevens 1 Apr 2005 – 1 Sep 2007
Charles Saumarez Smith, Secretary & Chief Executive 1 Sep 2007–present
Poet-in-Residence Served
Pele Cox 2 Sep 2011–present

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christopher Le Brun PRA Royal Academy, 2014. Retrieved 26 March 2014.

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