South kensington school of art london


A general and informal reference to what is now named the Royal College of Art, the entity was Founded in 1837 in London. Its initial name was Government School of Design. In 1853, then in separate buildings, it had the names of National Art Training School and Female School of Art. In 1967, these institutions received a Royal Charter as the Royal College of Art, which meant the two schools were combined as an independent university which could grant its own degrees. The College, with wide-ranging art-related courses, has played a major role in the development of Pop Art in the 1960s in Britain and in modernist sculpture earlier in the 20th Century. The RCA building is in Kensington Gore, a street in central London along side Hyde Park. Students include Tony Cragg, Frank Auerbach and Chris Ofili. Source: Wikipedia,