To coincide with Master Drawings Week New York 2016 Christie’s will be hosting an exhibition of drawings from the Royal Drawing School to run alongside their Old Master and British Drawings sale. The exhibition includes drawings by 51 contemporary practising artists, all of whom are alumni, faculty or artists closely associated with the School.
Drawings from the Royal Drawing School is an extensive and wide-ranging exhibition of over 70 drawings by British artists, during a week’s celebration of drawing in New York. The exhibited works, all of which are for sale, will take over three galleries in Christie’s in the Rockefeller Centre, and offers an interesting juxtaposition to the Old Master and British Drawings sale next door. This is a mixed show of young emerging artists alongside established artists at the height of their careers, many of whom have taught the younger exhibiting artists, and all of whom will have learnt Drawing by Royal Drawing School Alumnus Kathryn Maple from the Old Masters. What joins these artists together is a commitment to drawing from observation and to the possibilities it offers in their practice across different disciplines.
Now in its sixteenth year, the Royal Drawing School was set up with the aim of raising the standard and profile of observational drawing through teaching and practise. The School has a long heritage of esteemed artists and creatives supporting its mission and the work of the students.