RSW History

Robin Philipson - The Burning    (The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art)

Robin Philipson – The Burning
(The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art)

The RSW was founded in 1876 by artists to promote, through exhibition, the medium of watercolour and encourage the bold, free and colourful qualities of Scottish Painting.

The Society has enjoyed Royal patronage since 1886 and throughout its history many renowned artists have been members.

Through its open exhibitions the RSW continues to actively encourage waterbased media art with a generous range of annual awards and to promote its artists throughout Scotland and beyond.

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