Society of Scottish Artists

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The Society of Scottish Artists is a Scottish artist-run organization which seeks to promote and encourage experimentation and the "adventurous spirit" in Scottish art.

It was founded in 1891[1] and its main space for annual exhibitions has been the Royal Scottish Academy Building on Princes Street in Edinburgh. The first President was Robert Noble.[2]

The Society's exhibition policy has long been outward-looking. In 1931 it provided a first UK exhibition for works by Edvard Munch, who became a member of the Society.

In recent years the Society has organized exchange visits and exhibitions with artists in Japan and the United States.[3]

The Society is one of the constituent organizations of ESSA.[4]


  1. ^ "About the SSA: A History". Archived from the original on 4 September 2003. Retrieved 3 May 2009.
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  3. ^ "Scottish Spirit". Arthur Ross Gallery. 1998. Archived from the original on 2 March 2008. Retrieved 2009-05-03.
  4. ^ "ESSA - Exhibiting Societies of Scottish Artists". Archived from the original on 28 February 2009. Retrieved 3 May 2009.

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