Westminster school of art london

DEFINITION

A leading art school in late 19th century London under the directorship of Frederick Brown and located at 18 Tufton Street in Westminster where it was part of the old Architectural Museum, on the second floor. The curriculum was leading edge for illustration and drawing drawing and painting from life with classes segregated by sexes for nude models. It also provided copying from Roman and Greek statuary. However, in 1893, with the departure of Brown to the Slade School of Art, the school declined because of neglecting its former strength and devoting itself to the "classical and historical painting that kept England in the backwater of European art." (36) Among its students were Duncan Grant, Aubrey Beardsley, Diane Ethel Walker, and Emily Carr of Canada. Sources: Maria Tippett, "Emily Carr: A Biography"

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