- nounan honorary academy in London (founded in 1768) intended to cultivate painting and sculpture and architecture in Britain• Syn: ↑Royal Academy of Arts
* * *a society founded in 1768 by George III of England for the establishment of a school of design and the holding of an annual exhibition of the works of living artists.
* * *Royal Academy noun1. An academy of fine arts in London, founded in 1768, to which members and associates are elected (in very limited number)2. A teaching, degree-giving academy of music in London• • •Main Entry: ↑royal
* * *a British organization whose members are famous artists. Its building in London contains an art school and space for exhibitions.Culture:The Royal Academy was formed in 1768 to encourage the arts of painting, sculpture and architecture in Britain. Its first president was Joshua Reynolds. The Academy’s buildings at ↑Burlington House, London, contain an art school and a number of galleries, where a popular exhibition is held every summer showing work sent in by the public. Members of the Academy, who are important artists, can put the letters RA after their names.See also ↑Royal College of Art, See also ↑Royal Scottish Academy, See also ↑Royal Society of Arts.
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