Royal society of miniature painters and sculptors
With the official name of Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers, it was founded in 1896 by Alyn Williams [see AskART] who was its first President, a position he occupied until 1898, and then again from 1908 until 1941. ???The Society's Aims are to Esteem, Protect and Practice the traditional 16th Century art of miniature painting emphasizing the infinite patience needed for its fine techniques.??? Its inaugural exhibition, held in 1896 in the Modern Gallery, was the first to be devoted exclusively to contemporary miniatures. King Edward VII granted its Royal Charter in 1905. In 1926 the RMS widened its scope to include other forms of miniature art, which was officially confirmed when Sculptors and Gravers were added to its name (that year) by Royal Command of King George V. Submitted by M.D. Silverbrooke. Source: The Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers ??? http://www.royal-miniature-society.org.uk/.