Society of Scottish Artists
Other names: SSA
Foundation date: 16 February 1891
Function: Art society
Policy: To foster a taste for Art by instituting an Annual Exhibition of different Schools and to facilitate the intercourse of those connected with, and interested in Art.
To exhibit the works of younger artists who seem worthy of encouragement.
Rules: To hold an annual exhibition in Edinburgh.
To Give inducement to the younger Artists to produce more important and origional works by providing hanging space foe such works.
The opportunity has also been taken to obtain for the Society's Exhibition examples of all Schools of Modern Art from distinguished living Artists, foreign as well as native, as well as some important examples of past Masters.
Meeting schedule: annual
Activities: conversazione, exhibitions (members only), meetings
Publications: annual reports, exhibition catalogues, illustrated exhibition catalogues
Benefits: advice from fellow members, criticism of work by fellow members, eligible for exhibition, professional status
Composition: amateur artists, men and women members, professional artists, professional painters, professional sculptors
Funding types: annual subscription, annual subscription professional artists, annual subscription amateurs, annual subscription corresponding members, entrance fees, exhibition entry fees, joining fee, lifetime membership, sales commission
Exhibitions, Courses, Meetings and other Events
Organized First Exhibition of the Society of Scottish Artists, 1892
Institutional and Business Connections
Member of The Scottish Modern Arts Association
Members included Thomas W. Whalen
Members included Phyllis Mary Bone
Members included Thomas Good
Members included Jean Hunter Cowan
Members included Richard Ross Robertson
Presidents included Charles D'Orville Pilkington Jackson
1942 - 1945
RSAs included Richard Ross Robertson
Citing this record
'Society of Scottish Artists', Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951, University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011 [http://sculpture.gla.ac.uk/view/organization.php?id=msib6_1209116237, accessed 21 Apr 2015]