National college of art and design dublin


Linked to Robert West, who gave private drawing lessons in Dublin, the school formed in 1746 when the Dublin Society of Artists took over his lessons and operated three schools: Figure Drawing, Landscape, and Ornamental and Architectural Drawing. In 1811, the School of Modelling was added, and in 1854, the Department of Science and Art in London began oversight. In 1877, the entities combined into The Dublin Metropolitan School of Art, and 12 years later it became the National College of Art and Design. The main campus in on Thomas Street in the historic area of Dublin. Source: