About the New English Art Club

The New English Art Club is an elected society of contemporary painters whose ethos resides in art informed by the visual world and personal interpretation.

Our Annual Exhibition is a showcase not only for its members but also for aspiring artists: with a history going back more than a hundred years, it is an opportunity for work to be seen alongside some of the best artists painting today, held at Mall Galleries in London.

We also offer support and encouragement to emerging artists through our Education Programme with classes & workshops run by New English members. And we award two Scholarships each year.

Historically, the New English Art Club was founded by a group of artists dissatisfied with the entrenched attitudes of the Royal Academy. They mounted their first show in 1886 including paintings by Clausen, Sickert and Stanhope Forbes. The club increasingly attracted younger artists, bringing with them the influence of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. Many diverse styles of art have developed since its founding, adding richness and variety.

The New English Art Club is a registered charity, relying on the generosity of its benefactors to further its aims.

Find out about our popular Friends scheme and other ways you can Support Us.


Details of the New English's current officers.

The History of the New English

Find out how it all began . . .

photo of a tutor taking to a group of students

The New English Education Programme

We offer a thorough & sound approach to drawing in its many forms, with small classes to ensure a personal & individual tutor/student relationship

NEAC committee 1903

Deceased Artists

Information about the life and work of deceased members.

Contact the New English Art Club

Details of how to get in touch with us.

painting of Whitstable Sea & Breakwaters

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