The Oxford Art Society was formed in 1891 at the instigation of Walter Tyrwhitt who wished to encourage Art in the City and in the University. The first president was to be Hubert von Herkomer, RA, who had succeeded John Ruskin as the Slade Professor of Fine Art in Oxford.
The Society has held an annual exhibition each year except for six years during World War II. Since 1972 the Society has held two exhibitions – a Member’s Exhibition and an Annual Open Exhibition. It is from the Open Exhibition that new members are invited to join the Society.
Our AGM is usually towards the beginning of the year.
View the Member’s Online Exhibition 2021 from 27 March – 18 April here. It will be officially opened by Tom Croft BEM, via Zoom on Sunday evening 28th, at 6pm. Members will receive a zoom link on Sunday morning for the opening.